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Secretary Fudge Statement on New FCC "Your Home, Your Internet" Pilot to Raise Awareness of Affordable Connectivity Program for HUD-Assisted Households

WASHINGTON - The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) today adopted an Order creating the “Your Home, Your Internet” pilot program designed to raise awareness of the Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP) among households receiving federal housing assistance. The one-year pilot program will test the best methods for helping consumers receiving federal housing assistance through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) learn about and enroll in the Affordable Connectivity Program.

“Broadband is a necessity for American households, yet many HUD-assisted families lack access to reliable, affordable, high-speed internet,” said HUD Secretary Marcia L. Fudge. “HUD is committed to ensuring that the people we serve have sufficient internet access for work, school, health care, and other needs. FCC’s new pilot program will make it easier for HUD-assisted families to access reliable and affordable high-speed internet, and I look forward to working with Chairwoman Rosenworcel and the Commission to get more families online.”

Read more about the “Your Home, Your Internet” pilot program here.