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Home Internet Services

The Moline-Coal Valley School District is committed to helping families that do not have reliable Internet access get what they need to stay connected.  Below are resources available right now to help, with instructions for each to apply for assisted Internet Access.  
The federal Emergency Broadband Benefit is a temporary program that provides discounts of up to $50 a month for internet service at home. Participants also get a one-time discount of up to $100 for a device (purchased through a participating provider). A household can qualify if at least one member: 
 
*Participates in a federal assistance programs like SNAP or Medicaid;
*Receives benefits under the free and reduced-price school meal program
*Received a Federal Pell Grant during the current award year; or 
*Lost a job or experienced a substantial loss of income during the pandemic

To find out if you qualify, go to: GetEmergencyBroadband.org or call 833-511-0311. 
 
The Moline-Coal Valley School District is pleased to announce that it has secured a limited number of WiFi HotSpots who do not have the means to secure internet at home.  These hotspots are powered by T-Mobile’s EmpowerEd program and the costs are covered by the school district through generous donations and grants. T-Mobile towers determine the speeds of the connection and the data is unlimited.
 
While the number of these hotspots are very limited in availability, they are meant to bridge the digital divide for students who cannot access online resources and remote learning.  The hotspot device is a district resource and is therefore covered by the District’s AUP, and Personal Device Policy. Additionally, the use of the hotspot includes acceptance of the specific T-Mobile HotSpot Agreement that is signed by students and parents/guardians.
 
To apply for a hotspot, at no cost to the family, please contact your school's principal for next steps.