February 6, 2023

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FCC visits Denver to tout free internet subsidy that 80% of eligible Coloradans are ignoring

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About 80% of Colorado households eligible for $30 to $75 a month to pay for internet service don’t seem to want the free benefit. 

Or perhaps, they just don’t know about it.

That’s why Geoffrey Starks, a commissioner with the U.S. Federal Communications Commission, dropped by A.B. Hirschfeld Towers in Denver on Wednesday. He wanted to see if he could pique anyone’s interest in the federal Affordable Connectivity Program. The $14.2 billion program provides $30 for households — and $75 a month for tribal households — and also offers $100 to pay for internet devices. 

“A quote I’d like to talk about comes from William Gibson. He’s a science fiction writer who said, ‘The future is already here. It’s just not evenly distributed,’” Starks said during a news…

Tamara Chuang

2022-08-17 16:17:01

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