EPB Offers High Speed Internet to Low Income Families

CHATTANOOGA, TN (WDEF-TV) – EPB is working with the city of Chattanooga to finalize its "Netbridge Student Program".

Its for low income families who could receive 100 megabits-per-second high speed internet for a reduced price of 26-99.
The plan was first announced Monday night by Mayor Andy Berke in his state of the city report.
Qualifying families would have to meet certain qualifications.

JOHN PLESS, EPB SPOKESMAN "In order to qualify a family would be..would have to show that they have children in Hamilton county schools within the city of Chattanooga that are currently enrolled in the pre or reduced-price meals program."

Pless says discussions are underway with county mayor Jim Coppinger and superintendent Rick Smith to expand that internet offer to students living outside the Chattanooga city limits.

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