On Wednesday, Lt. Governor Dianne Primavera met with Geoffrey Starks of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and Colorado Attorney General Phil Weiser to increase awareness surrounding the Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP).
“Addressing the digital divide is an imperative and a civil rights issue. No Coloradan should be left without access to affordable broadband. The Affordable Connectivity Program provides that opportunity and the Attorney General’s Office will do all we can to promote its use,” Attorney General Phil Weiser said.
The Colorado Broadband Office is working closely with state agencies to reach eligible families while also providing community outreach around ACP.
“The Colorado Broadband Office estimates that approximately 761,000 Colorado households are eligible for the program, but only twenty percent of households have enrolled,” the office’s Executive Director, Brandy Reitter, explained. “We want to generate awareness of the Affordable Connectivity Program since reliable broadband connectivity is no longer a nice-to-have, it’s a need-to-have.”
Read the full Press Release here.