Internet Oppertunities

Wifi Hot Spot

Unserved and Underserved Students Program -

  • State provided a list of student's, but the program is available to all students while hotspots are available that meet Federal Poverty Guidelines.

  • The student is indeed without Internet service at their home

  • The parent or guardian agrees to allow the student to have Internet service. Contact school for availability, eligibility, and forms.

  • This service is free of charge to the student until June 30th for the 2020-2021 school year.

Emergency Broadband Benefit Program -

The FCC expects the Emergency Broadband Benefit program to be open to eligible households before the end of April, 2021. Please check the FCC’s website,, regularly for the latest information. Eligible households will enroll through participating broadband providers or directly with the Universal Service Administrative Company (USAC). Please check the FCC’s website,, regularly for the latest information on the enrollment process.

The Report and Order along with the rules governing this program can be found here, but below are a few important facts:

What Is the Benefit?

  • Up to $50/month discount for broadband services;

  • Up to $75/month discount for broadband services for households on Tribal lands; and

  • A one-time discount of up to $100 for a laptop, desktop computer, or tablet purchased through a participating provider.

  • The Emergency Broadband Benefit is limited to one monthly service discount and one device discount per eligible household.

Who Is Eligible for the Emergency Broadband Benefit?

A household is eligible if one member of the household:

  • Qualifies for the Lifeline program, including those who are on Medicaid or receive SNAP benefits;

  • Receives benefits under the free and reduced-price school lunch program or the school breakfast program, including through the USDA Community Eligibility Provision, or did so in the 2019- 2020 school year;

  • Experienced a substantial loss of income since February 29, 2020, and the household had a total income in 2020 below $99,000 for single filers and $198,000 for joint filers;

  • Received a Federal Pell Grant in the current award year; or

  • Meets the eligibility criteria for a participating provider’s existing low-income or COVID-19 program.