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Lowcountry Leaders Rally as ACP Winds Down

Lowcountry leaders rally as federal internet program winds down: Yesterday, the Lowcountry Digital Equity Coalition (LDEC) convened at North Charleston City Hall, guiding residents through the conclusion of the Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP). Since 2021, this initiative has provided internet access to 23 million households nationwide, but with funding dwindling, it’s ending this month. Nearly 35,000 Tri-County households, totaling 91,732 residents, will be affected.
Ryan Wilcox, Berkeley-Charleston-Dorchester County of Governments, Mary Ann Gilmer, Palmetto Goodwill, Aaron Jones, TriCounty Cradle to Career, Natalie Hauff, Charleston Co. Public Library, Ashlee Parra, PCC, and Kenya Dunn, Board of Directors Chair TCCC, are pictured, spearheading efforts to ensure community readiness and awareness of available resources.