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 Conoce nuestras Raíces

Oregon Institute for a Better Way, una organización sin fines de lucro que trabaja en el Programa de Conectividad Asequible (ACP) recibió fondos para esta acción a través de la Comisión Federal de Comunicaciones (FCC) en una subvención bajo el título "Raíces de la conectividad". Instituto de Oregón para una Mejor Manera en Asociación congranero nacional. La misión es salvar la brecha digital y garantizar que todos tengan acceso a banda ancha asequible y confiable. 

Oregon Institute For A Better Way tiene la misión de crear un futuro más brillante para la próxima generación. Creemos que la ciencia, la innovación y la tecnología juegan un papel fundamental para lograr este objetivo. Sin embargo, reconocemos que el acceso a una banda ancha asequible y confiable es necesario para que esto sea posible. 

En la era digital actual, tener acceso a Internet de banda ancha ya no es un lujo sino una necesidad. Es esencial para la educación, las oportunidades laborales y el acceso a la información. Desafortunadamente, no todas las comunidades tienen el mismo acceso a recursos críticos.Raíces de la conectividad está trabajando para cambiar eso. 

Al abogar por un acceso de banda ancha asequible y confiable para todos, el Instituto está ayudando a nivelar el campo de juego y brindando igualdad de oportunidades para que todos se ramifiquen. Reconocemos que el acceso a la banda ancha es esencial para el crecimiento económico, la innovación y el progreso social. Al plantar las semillas de la oportunidad a través del acceso de banda ancha, el instituto está ayudando a crear un futuro más brillante y equitativo para todos.

 

¿Qué es la ACP?

The Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP) is a program designed to help bridge the digital divide by providing affordable and reliable internet access to individuals and families who may otherwise lack access due to cost or infrastructure limitations. The program offers a range of services, including low-cost internet plans, free or discounted devices, and digital literacy training. Its goal is to ensure that everyone has the opportunity to benefit from the many opportunities that the internet provides, such as education, job opportunities, healthcare, and more. The ACP works with local governments, non-profit organizations, and internet service providers to expand internet access and create a more equitable society. The ACP was created in response to the growing recognition of the importance of internet access in modern society. While internet access has become increasingly essential for daily life, many households still lack access, particularly in low-income communities and rural areas. This digital divide can create significant barriers to education, job opportunities, and access to important services, exacerbating existing inequalities. ​To address these challenges, the ACP works to expand internet access and digital literacy in communities across the United States. The program works with a range of partners to offer affordable and reliable internet services to those who may otherwise be unable to access it. This includes low-cost internet plans, free or discounted devices, and digital literacy training to help individuals and families navigate the digital landscape. ​By providing access to the internet and digital tools, the ACP seeks to help individuals and families break down barriers to success and create new opportunities for themselves and their communities. Ultimately, the ACP envisions a future where everyone has equal access to the internet and the opportunities it provides, creating a more connected and equitable society.

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Letter to Grange

Dear Grangers,

I hope this message finds you well. As we navigate through challenging times, your involvement with the Grange community has been invaluable, especially your participation in the national Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP). This initiative is more than just a program—it's a lifeline for countless families, ensuring equitable digital access for all.

Today, I'm reaching out from the Oregon Institute For A Better Way with an urgent call to action. The ACP is facing potential funding challenges, and it's crucial that our collective voices are heard to continue the support this program desperately needs. Due to this funding hold the ACP enrollment process will freeze tomorrow Feb 7 2024 at 11:59pm.

How You Can Make a Difference:

Community Interaction: Engage with your local community to discuss the importance of the ACP. Your experience and insights are invaluable in spreading awareness.

Educate and Empower: Utilize your knowledge to educate others about the ACP and how it empowers communities. The more people know, the stronger our advocacy becomes.

Read and Share Our Letter: We've attached a detailed letter explaining the urgency of this situation and our efforts to advocate for the ACP. Please take a moment to read and share it within your network.

Spread the Word: Share this letter with community leaders, friends, family, and anyone who can support this cause. The more voices we gather, the louder our call for action.

Act Now: The deadline for ACP applications is fast approaching. Your prompt action can make a significant impact.

Your role in this initiative is crucial. With your support, we can ensure that the ACP continues to provide essential services to millions of households. Let's come together to advocate for sustained support and funding for this vital program.

Thank you for your time, dedication, and continuous support. Together, we can create a lasting impact and ensure digital connectivity for everyone.

Warm regards,

Misty Burris
Program Director
Oregon Institute For A Better Way

ACP Resolution

Resolution to Recognize and Support the Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP) as Essential Infrastructure for Equitable Access to Resources

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Whereas Clauses:

 

  • Whereas, the Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP) has been a pivotal force in diminishing the digital divide, providing essential internet access to underserved communities; and

 

  • Whereas, in our increasingly digital world, access to reliable internet is crucial for education, healthcare, and maintaining social connections; and

 

  • Whereas the unprecedented circumstances of the COVID-19 pandemic have underscored the critical need for digital connectivity for remote learning, telemedicine, and virtual communication; and

 

  • Whereas equitable access to these digital resources is paramount for ensuring full participation in the 21st-century economy and society;

 

Be it resolved that:

 

1. The ACP be Recognized as Critical Infrastructure: This body recognizes the Affordable Connectivity Program as a crucial component of the nation's infrastructure, ensuring equitable access to the internet for educational, health, and social purposes.

 

2. Commitment to Advocacy and Funding: We commit to advocating for sustained and increased funding for the ACP to ensure its ongoing efficacy and reach.

 

3. Enhancing Accessibility and Awareness: This body resolves to enhance the accessibility of the ACP through simplification of application processes and amplification of public awareness campaigns, targeting the most vulnerable populations including low-income families, seniors, and residents in rural areas.

 

4. Encouraging Collaborative Efforts: We encourage collaboration between government bodies, educational institutions, healthcare providers, and private entities to augment the impact of the ACP, especially focusing on innovative solutions for connectivity challenges.

5. Implementing Robust Data Collection: We support establishing comprehensive data collection and reporting systems to assess the effectiveness of the ACP, ensuring its adaptation and improvement over time.

 

6. Advancing Public Awareness and Advocacy: We resolve to engage in continuous advocacy and educational efforts to raise public awareness about the ACP's role in achieving digital equity.

 

7. Future-Proofing the ACP: We advocate for the regular updating of the ACP, incorporating technological advancements to ensure the program remains effective and relevant in the rapidly evolving digital landscape.

 

In adopting this resolution, we affirm our dedication to recognizing and supporting the Affordable Connectivity Program as an indispensable element of our national infrastructure, key to achieving equitable access to vital digital resources for all citizens.

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El Programa de Conectividad Asequible es administrado por USAC con la supervisión de la Comisión Federal de Comunicaciones (FCC).

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