Vouchers to Aid Alabama Students with High-Speed Internet Who’re Stuck at Home by the COVID-19 Pandemic

Ap 83343259709 (1)A program to aid Alabama families with students who are limited to distance learning this fall because of the coronavirus pandemic will provide $100 million for increased internet service. The state says vouchers will help pay for the cost of equipment and high-speed internet service through December 31.

They’ll be available for students who receive free or reduced-price meals or meet other income criteria.

The funding will go toward technology including wireless hot spots, home and mobile internet service.

High-speed internet service often is unavailable across rural Alabama and in some urban areas.

More information can be found here.

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