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ACP in the 313: Closing Detroit’s Digital Divide

Millions of Americans cannot afford internet access that would enable them to interview for employment, work remotely, fill out online-only benefits applications, or do telehealth appointments. Equitable broadband adoption depends on people having the financial means to get and maintain internet service, which the Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP) facilitates. This blogpost by New America focuses on the City of Detroit’s success in implementing the ACP, demonstrating how effective the program can be in helping to bridge the digital divide and providing some lessons for how other cities can increase adoption.

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