A new federal program offers eligible families discounts on high-speed internet access, and most Spring ISD families are eligible.
With high-speed internet quickly becoming a necessity for a child’s education, the Affordable Connectivity Program – or the ACP, created through the bipartisan Infrastructure Law – provides eligible households with the following:
- Up to $30/month off their internet bills
- A one-time $100 discount off a laptop, tablet, or computer
There are eligibility requirements, but nearly every Spring ISD student and their family is eligible. That’s because one of the requirements is that a child must be participating in the Free and Reduced-Price School Lunch or Breakfast program, including at Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) schools. All Spring ISD schools except for Momentum High School are CEP schools, which means any student that attends a Spring ISD school (other than Momentum High School) is eligible.
In addition, many internet service providers offer high-speed plans that are fully covered by ACP – meaning millions of families can now get high-speed internet without paying a dime.
Interested households can check GetInternet.gov for more information on eligibility and to sign up. Families can also call 877-384-2575 for more ways to apply.