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Affordable Internet Program


Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools is partnering with Mecklenburg County’s Center for Digital Equity to sign up eligible families for low-cost internet services through the Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP). The ACP is a federal program that provides $30 a month toward home internet service, making some plans free. Access to home internet has become a necessity for our students to fully engage in both academics and extracurricular activities, and this service will ensure that all students have equal access to our schools’ resources at home.


Families are eligible if:

  • Their child attends one of our 68 Community Eligibility Provision schools. (Whitewater is)

  • Their child receives free or reduced-price lunch.

  • Their income is less than 200% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines, or if someone in the household already participates in a government assistance program, such as SNAP, WIC or Medicaid.

To learn more and apply, families must visit or call Mecklenburg County’s Digital Navigator Service by dialing 311.