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Anyone on free or reduced lunch in Hamilton County Schools is now eligible for no-cost home internet. Hamilton County Schools has joined with EPB of Chattanooga to offer HCS EdConnect, a first-of-its-kind initiative to bridge the digital divide. This service will provide high speed internet services to about 28,500 students in Hamilton County Schools, at no charge to their families.
How can my family sign up?
In order to receive service, eligible families must opt-in to HCS EdConnect. Schools are now reaching out directly to families, so you can simply call your child’s school to opt-in to service.
For more details or to get answers to your questions, please also visit the FAQ or ask questions via the HCS EdConnect Facebook group.
After opting in, please wait at least 24 hours following email or phone surveys or 3 days after submitting paper surveys before contacting EPB at (423) 648-1372 to schedule service. EPB will reach out via robo-call to families who have opted-in but not yet scheduled service.
EPB will provide internet to all students who qualify for HCS EdConnect within their service area. Although some homes may be more difficult to serve, they are committed to providing access to all. It will take several months to complete the installation process for the whole school district, and their team is working diligently to serve as many families as quickly as possible.