Starry reaffirms its commitment to providing affordable broadband access to underserved and unconnected families


BOSTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Starry Group Holdings, Inc. (the “Company” or “Starry”), a next-generation fixed wireless Internet service provider and technology developer, today reaffirmed its commitment to delivering affordable, high-quality broadband, in line with an announcement from the White House highlighting commitments by 20 internet service providers to provide free and discounted broadband access to unconnected Americans through the Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP). The CPA is a broadband subsidy program established by Congress in 2021 through the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act to provide eligible households with a subsidy of up to $30 per month ( and up to $75 per month for households on eligible tribal lands) for broadband access. Starry is a qualified ACP provider in all of its active markets and the ACP benefit can cover the full cost of broadband service for eligible households while the program remains in effect.

Starry’s commitment is part of its ongoing efforts to provide ultra-low-cost, low-barrier broadband access to American families through its digital equity program, Starry Connect. Starry Connect was launched in 2018, with a particular focus on reducing barriers to broadband adoption for families living in public and affordable housing, communities that have historically been underserved and underconnected. Starry Connect broadband plans start at $15 per month and have no data caps, no long-term contracts, and don’t require a credit check, equipment deposit, or lengthy application process. Today, the Starry’s Connect program reaches more than 55,000 public and affordable homes in the markets of California, Colorado, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Virginia and Washington, DC.

“At Starry, we believe that all Americans deserve access to affordable, high-quality home broadband service, which we know is absolutely essential for work, school, healthcare and life. everyday life,” said Chet Kanojia, co-founder and CEO of Starry. “That’s why we launched our Starry Connect program in 2018, to provide a very low-cost, low-barrier option for our most vulnerable families in the communities we serve. With the Affordable Connectivity Program, we have a unique opportunity to do more and move closer to permanently closing the digital divide. Starry is proud to do our part, but we are only one piece of this complex puzzle. We commend the White House, Congress, and the Federal Communications Commission for making broadband connectivity a top priority, for their leadership in creating the CPA, and for bringing industry together in a meaningful way to reduce the digital divide for millions of American families. ”

Starry launched its Starry Connect program to address the growing urban digital divide by offering an ultra-low-cost broadband service option to residents of public and affordable housing without the need for credit checks, long-term contracts, terms and conditions. individual eligibility (such as household participation in SNAP, WIC, or Medicaid) or a lengthy application process. Starry Connect plans start at $15 per month for symmetrical 30 Mbps speeds with all equipment, installation, and 24/7 customer support included. There is no data limit for any Starry Internet plan. This innovative approach to breaking down barriers to broadband adoption earned Starry ConnectHomeUSA stakeholder designation through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development in 2019.

The following broadband service plans are available exclusively in Starry Connect partner communities and the ACP benefit will cover the full cost of the service:

Plan name

Plan speeds up to

Package cost

Package details

Star connection

30 Mbps download

30 Mbps download

$15/month

  • $0 resident cost with ACP grant benefit
  • No credit check

  • No data limit

  • No long term contracts

  • No additional fees or taxes

  • No setup fees

  • No equipment costs

  • 24/7 customer support

Star selection

100 Mbps download

50 Mbps download

$30/month

  • $0 resident cost with ACP grant benefit
  • No credit check

  • No data limit

  • No long term contracts

  • No additional fees or taxes

  • No setup fees

  • No equipment costs

  • 24/7 customer support

Starry has New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA), Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles (HACLA), Denver Housing Authority, Cambridge Housing Authority, Boston Housing Authority, Brookline Housing Authority, Innovative Housing Concepts (Englewood CO Housing Authority) and Metro West Housing Solutions (Lakewood CO Housing Authority) as public housing partners. Additionally, Starry also works with non-profit and private affordable housing owners such as Related Affordable, Spring Creek Towers, Beacon Communities, Schochet Properties, Neighborhood Developers and many more.

Starry Internet is available in Boston, New York, Los Angeles, Washington, DC, Denver, and Columbus, OH, with an expansion roadmap that will reach more than 40 million homes across the United States. To learn more about Starry, Starry Connect, or to register for the Starry service, visit https://starry.com.

About Starry Group Holdings, Inc.

At Starry (NYSE: STRY), we believe that the future is in connectivity and that connecting people and communities to high-speed, high-speed Internet should be simple and affordable. Using our innovative broadband hybrid fiber fixed wireless technology, Starry deploys gigabit-enabled broadband to the home without plans, data caps or long-term contracts. Another type of internet service provider is Starry. We are building a platform for the future by putting our customers first, protecting their privacy, ensuring access to an open and neutral network, and making affordable connectivity and digital equity a priority. . Based in Boston, Starry is currently available in Boston, New York, Los Angeles, Washington, DC, Denver, and Columbus, OH. To learn more about Starry or to join our team and help us build a better Internet, visit: https://starry.com.

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