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Need high-speed internet? Here’s how EPB makes it possible for Chattanoogans in need.

See how EPB’s partnership + support of two programs is ensuring low-income families have access to high-speed internet.

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It’s estimated that an additional 16,000 Chattanooga students qualify for HSC EdConnect, but are not yet connected.

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Gone are the days when access to the internet was merely a convenience — it’s now an essential part of everyday life.

Families need connectivity to meet homework requirements and to communicate with teachers. Working adults and parents use the internet for anything from searching for better jobs to working from home to accessing healthcare tools + information.

That’s why EPB wants to help Chattanoogans access high-speed internet through its support of these two programs:

💻 HCS EdConnect

28,000 people (and counting) already benefit from HCS EdConnect, a program that provides free high-speed internet to qualifying families with school-aged children.

Fun fact: Hamilton County Mayor Weston Wamp and Chattanooga Mayor Tim Kelly recently declared Aug. 5 the Day of Digital Opportunity for Students and Families, and credited HCS EdConnect for providing equal access to educational opportunities.

📶 Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP)

This federal program helps low-income households pay for high-speed internet by providing a $30 credit per month toward their internet bill.

See if you qualify