No-cost, high-speed home internet from EPB is now available to Hamilton County students and their families!
Who is eligible?
Check your child or children’s eligibility by calling their school.
Any student receiving free or reduced-cost lunch, attending any school where every student receives free or reduced-cost lunch (see list here) or whose family participates in SNAP or other economic assistance programs is eligible.
How can my family sign up?
Simply call your child’s school to enroll. In order to receive service, eligible families just need to say, “Yes!” to HCS EdConnect!
For more details or to get answers to your questions, please also visit the FAQ or ask questions via the HCS EdConnect Facebook group.
After opting in, please wait at least 24 hours before contacting EPB at (423) 648-1372 to schedule service. You should also receive a text message reminder after you say, “Yes!”
In order to receive service, eligible families just need to say, “Yes!” to HCS EdConnect!
What if I don’t live in EPB’s service area?
Just call your school! If EPB is not available where you live, Hamilton County Schools can provide a mobile hotspot with unlimited data, free of charge.
Hamilton County Schools has joined with EPB of Chattanooga to offer HCS EdConnect, a first-of-its-kind initiative to bridge the digital divide and provide home WiFi to every qualified family — all year long, until at least 2030.
HCS EdConnect offers high speed, 100Mbps+ fiber internet access to the more than 30,000 eligible students in Hamilton County Schools, at no charge to families.
EPB will provide internet to all students who qualify for HCS EdConnect within their service area. Although some homes may take more time to serve, this partnership is committed to providing access to all.
Information about public WiFi is available through Tech Goes Home: For EPB’s free QuickConnect locations and additional public WiFi hotspots located in Hamilton County, use this locator tool.