BRADDOCK, PA – Pennsylvania U.S. Senator John Fetterman on Sunday published a new op-ed in PennLive pushing for the U.S. House and Senate to come together and pass a funding extension for the federal Broadband Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP). The ACP is a critical resource that helps over 700,000 Pennsylvanians, and over 21 million people across the country, afford reliable internet service. The program is set to expire next year if it’s not re-funded by Congress.

Sen. Fetterman writes, “I ran for office to push for policies that markedly improve lives and cut costs for working families. ACP is a wildly popular program that does just that. Letting it expire and ripping this lifeline away from the hundreds of thousands of families who rely on it would be disastrous. It will mean more people—especially low-income families—will be left behind. Luckily, there appears to be a bipartisan consensus that we need to get this done in the Senate, but we can’t let political games in the dysfunctional U.S. House get in our way.”

Just last week, Sen. Fetterman also sent a letter to the Federal Communications Commission pushing for changes to the ACP to make it more accessible and affordable for the families that need it.

Sen. Fetterman’s full op-ed can be viewed HERE and below.