Affordable Connectivity Program ceased

Albuquerque, NM (KKOB) — With the monies used up for a federal internet discount program, more than 180,000 New Mexican households are forced to choose between higher internet costs, more affordable slower speeds or no internet at all. The last fully funded month of the program was April, and users got partial discounts in May.

One of New Mexico’s federal delegation members tried to extend the Affordable Connectivity Program through a congressional amendment, but it ultimately didn’t pass. U.S. Sen. Ben Ray Luján said in a statement he’s going to continue work to save the program.