Help with Home Internet Access and Mobile Hotspots
As of October 17, 2022, the Middle Country Central School district will no longer be providing cellular mobile hotspots for district families. Previously distributed mobile hotspots provided by the district will no longer function as of this date. The federal government shifted funding from schools to the FCC for providing families in need with internet access.
Below are links to the FCC program and others:
FCC Affordable Connectivity Program
The Affordable Connectivity Program is an FCC benefit program that helps ensure that households can afford the broadband they need for work, school, healthcare and more.
The benefit provides a discount of up to $30 per month toward internet service for eligible households and up to $75 per month for households on qualifying Tribal lands. Eligible households can also receive a one-time discount of up to $100 to purchase a laptop, desktop computer, or tablet from participating providers if they contribute more than $10 and less than $50 toward the purchase price.
The Affordable Connectivity Program is limited to one monthly service discount and one device discount per household
MCPL Library of Things, Game Collection, Cake Pans, and Creativity Kits
The MCPL makes mobile hotspots available for residents to sign out.
Altice (also known as Optimum) Advantage
Altice offers Altice Advantage, a plan that starts at $14.99/month. To qualify, you must be:
- eligible for--or participate in--the National School Lunch Program (NSLP); or
- a New York City resident who attends a New York City public school; or
- eligible for--or receive--Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and 65 years of age or older; or
- a veteran and receive state or federal public assistance.