FCC Program Offers all Cabell Families Discounted Home Broadband Internet Service
Update to ACP:
The new application window for ACP has been closed as of February 7, 2024. The funding used to support the program has nearly been used up. Current recipients will continue to receive the benefit and no end date has been announced. Visit getinternet.gov for information.
Following an update to the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) Affordable Connectivity Program, families of all Cabell County Schools students now qualify for a monthly discount of up to $30 for home broadband Internet service as well as a one-time credit toward the purchase of a computer or tablet.
The discount and credit are offered to all families of enrolled Cabell County Schools students as a result of the district’s participation in the USDA’s Community Eligibility Provision (CEP). Instead of requiring individual applications for free or reduced-cost meals, CEP qualifies all district students for free meals based on a formula that measures local participation levels in means-tested government assistance programs such as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) and Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF).
There are two steps to enroll in the FCC’s Affordable Connectivity Program:
2. Contact your preferred participating provider to select a plan and have the discount applied to your bill. Some providers may have an alternative application that they will ask you to complete. Eligible households must both apply for the program and contact a participating provider to select a service plan.
For assistance with enrollment, families of Cabell County Schools students may call (877) 384-2575 any day of the week from 9:00 AM to 9:00 PM. For extended assistance with applications, email ACPSupport@usac.org and include the application number. For more information about the FCC’s Affordable Connectivity Program, please visit www.fcc.gov/acp.