A new school year has started and due to COVID-19, as many as 70% of Alabama’s K-12 students are currently engaged in virtual learning statewide. It is more critical than ever that students have access to the internet at home. That’s why Comcast is proud to be an authorized provider of the Alabama Broadband Connectivity (ABC) for Students program.
What is Alabama Broadband Connectivity (ABC) for Students?
The ABC for Students program is funded by the State of Alabama. Using $100 million in Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act funding, the program will provide free or discounted internet access for eligible K-12 students who are enrolled in the National School Lunch Program.
How do students sign up for Comcast internet service?
If a student is enrolled in the National School Lunch Program, they will or have already received a prepaid voucher letter by U.S. mail from the ABC for Students program (letters started being mailed out on August 31). The vouchers contain unique numbers that can be redeemed once with one service provider to cover the cost of equipment, installation and high-speed internet service up to 100 megabits per second (Mbps) through December 30.
Students may also redeem vouchers for a discount on their current internet service. Those redeeming their voucher for Comcast’s internet service at home should call 888-252-2253 to enroll. Students can also call this number for more information about Comcast’s internet service as provided through the ABC for Students program.
Together, we hope to make it possible for Alabama’s students to succeed.