Gov. Carney asking eligible residents to sign up for Affordable Connectivity Program

Gov. Carney asking eligible residents to sign up for Affordable Connectivity Program

At the behest of Governor John Carney, Delaware residents who are eligible are being urged to sign up for the Affordable Connectivity Program, a service that aims to provide discounted internet access for low-income households.

In a statement, Gov. Carney implored eligible Delawareans to take advantage of the program, noting that “internet access should not be a luxury, but a necessity.” The Affordable Connectivity Program, which is administered by the Delaware Department of Education, provides eligible households with discounted internet access to help bridge the gap of the digital divide, ensuring those with lower incomes have access to the same technology as those who are more affluent.

The program is open to households who meet certain eligibility criteria, such as having an income that does not exceed 160% of the federal poverty level. Residents can also qualify if they are currently receiving SNAP or TANF benefits. Once enrolled, households will be able to receive discounted internet access for up to two years.

In an effort to make the program more widely accessible to Delaware residents, Gov. Carney has allocated an additional $1 million to the initiative, which he believes will help to close the digital divide in the state.

“This program is critical to helping Delawareans gain access to technology, education and economic opportunities,” Gov. Carney said. “I urge all eligible households to take advantage of this opportunity, and to help bridge the digital divide in our state.”

In an effort to increase enrollment in the program, Gov. Carney is imploring those who meet the eligibility criteria to register for the Affordable Connectivity Program. This initiative, he believes, will help to ensure all Delawareans have access to the technology they need to succeed.