Millions of Americans go without broadband internet access, most of them in rural and underserved communities. What many may not know is this: It’s about so much more than connectivity. It’s a multiplier effect that ripples across education, health care, entrepreneurship -- and well beyond. It unlocks economic prosperity that fuels vibrant and thriving communities. There’s a lot of work to do. Getting the infrastructure bill done was just the start. Help us continue defying this divide and share our story.
175 organizations fuel a variety of American Connection Project efforts, from advocating for continued investment in broadband to connecting and lifting all American communities through access to modern digital technology and beyond.
This new program for leaders is a boots-on-the-ground effort to boost local internet connectivity and the benefits it provides. This program will select, train and place 50 Fellows in two-year, paid, full-time fellowships tackling tough challenges facing the community -- whi...View
Made up of 175 companies and organizations spanning numerous industries, this coalition advocates for policies to bring high-speed internet access to all Americans. Connectivity is a necessity and a lifeline for education, health care, modern food production and economic gro...View
These partners are making more than 3,000 free, public Wi-Fi locations available in communities across 49 states for people to use from the safety of their vehicles. This effort is a temporary patch for a much larger systemic issue. Check out our partners and free, public Wi...View
Lack broadband connectivity, according to the FCC
Lack broadband connectivity, according to BroadbandNow
FCC’s latest report (released in January 2021) estimates across the U.S. 14.5 million people don’t have broadband -- and experts believe the actual number could be twice that or more. A BroadbandNow study released in February 2020 estimates that as many as 42 million Americans do not have the ability to purchase broadband internet. While the infrastructure bill dedicates funding for broadband, there’s so much more to do.
Digital connectivity is a necessity. ACP organizations are connecting our communities and ensuring all Americans are equipped to participate and benefit from digital connection -- now and into the future. Because broadband for all means opportunities for all.