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The Alabama Department of Education launched Alabama Student Connect to help students and teachers who currently lack high-speed broadband internet service or devices get access to the internet.

 

About Alabama Student Connect

The Alabama Department of Education launched Alabama Student Connect to help students and teachers who currently lack high-speed broadband internet service or devices get access to the internet.

Through collaboration between Alabama Student Connect and school districts, students and teachers will have the opportunity to connect to online learning and homework resources via high-speed internet connections in their home and over devices such as laptops or tablets.

The Alabama Student Connect can help eligible students’ households sign up for a new federal program that pays for connectivity for low-income families, the FCC’s Affordable Connectivity Program, previously known as the “Emergency Broadband Benefit (EBB) program.” 

Two Steps to Enroll:

  1. Go to ACPBenefit.org to submit an application or print out a mail-in application; and
  2. Contact your preferred participating internet service provider to select a plan and have the discount applied to your bill. 

The Affordable Connectivity Program provides a discount of:

  • Up to $30 per month toward broadband service for eligible households
  • Up to $75 per month for eligible households located on Tribal lands.
  • Up to $100 (one-time) to purchase a laptop, desktop computer, or tablet from participating providers if they contribute more than $10 and less than $50 toward the purchase price

The Affordable Connectivity Program is limited to one discounted monthly service plan per household. We are bridging the broadband gap in Alabama.

The SpeedSurvey Test

How fast is your internet service? Take a few minutes to find out—and also help Alabama improve internet service across the state.

The data from this effort will help document gaps in internet service and help the State close those gaps.

Right now, many homes and businesses in Alabama are likely receiving far less than the current federal definition of broadband internet access:

Detailed data is needed to help improve service throughout the state. To work toward giving all communities in Alabama access to 21st-century broadband infrastructure, the state needs to pinpoint speeds and accessibility—and that’s where you come in.

Contact

Contact the Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP) Support Center!

Or Send Us a Message

Please provide a number where a AL Student Connect Help Desk representative can reach you.