For existing users - ABC for Students will continue established internet service through June 30, 2021. This is for current users only.
Governor Kay Ivey has committed $100 million in Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act funding to deliver free internet access to eligible K-12 students in their homes this fall. The State of Alabama will use the funds to purchase internet service for low-income households with K-12 students so the children can participate in distance learning.
Alabama’s local schools will play a key role in the success of the Alabama Broadband Connectivity for Students program:
Because schools regularly communicate with students, the schools are in the best position to inform families about the availability of the Alabama Broadband Connectivity for Students program. We will be preparing special resources for schools to share with students and families.
And because students enroll through their local schools in the National School Lunch Program (which is the key to eligibility for the Alabama Broadband Connectivity for Students program), the schools will be able to both confirm students’ existing eligibility for the Alabama Broadband Connectivity for Students program and sign up newly eligible students.
Households should begin receiving their Voucher Letters, beginning August 24, 2020. Below is a sample of what the envelope containing your voucher will look like.
Click on the following links to watch the instructional video.