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Connecticut State Capitol in Hartford, Connecticut
2021 was a very unusual year at the Connecticut General Assembly. The Connecticut Capitol may have been closed to the public because of COVID-19 restrictions, but AARP Connecticut staff and volunteers were still vocal and active, virtually advocating on behalf of older adults and submitting nearly 50 pieces of legislative testimony. Below is a summary of the AARP Connecticut-supported bills that successfully passed both the House and Senate and are expected to be signed into law.
Map of Ohio with access to 25 Mbps download/3 Mbps upload speeds (coverage is shown in blue) with data collected by Connected Nation Ohio as of May 11, 2021
An effort to expand Ohio’s access to high-speed internet was signed into law in May. Now, the Ohio Senate is cutting the funding needed for the program to run.
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Access to quality broadband has never been more important, for online learning, working from home and remote health care. But Mississippi lags behind most of the nation in high-speed internet access.
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If the COVID-19 pandemic has shown us anything, it’s that access to high-speed internet is not a luxury; it’s a necessity.
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A new federal initiative can save eligible households up to $50 on high-speed internet bills.
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$3.2 billion FCC program aimed at helping those without access, or struggling to afford it
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If the COVID-19 pandemic has shown us anything, it’s that access to high-speed internet is not a luxury; it’s a necessity.
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If the COVID-19 pandemic has shown us anything, it’s that access to high-speed internet is not a luxury; it’s a necessity. Unfortunately, the high-speed internet too many Minnesotans need is not available where they live, and this holds them back.
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The Emergency Broadband Benefit is a temporary FCC program to help households struggling to afford internet service during the pandemic.
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Law prevents electric, gas, water, internet and telephone shutoffs as customers continue to face economic effects of COVID-19AARP New York and the Public Utility Law Project today thanked Governor Andrew Cuomo for signing S1453-B/A6255-A to extend New York’s moratorium on utility disconnections. The legislation, championed by Senator Kevin Parker and Assemblymember Diana Richardson, will keep millions of New Yorkers connected to vital electric, gas, water, internet and telephone service as many continue to struggle with the economic effects of the coronavirus pandemic.
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