Low-cost internet program could help Augusta County families

AUGUSTA COUNTY, Va. (WHSV) — An Augusta County Board of Supervisors member is hoping to help more families get internet access, and she’s found a way to do it.

Pam Carter learned about the Internet Essentials program at a recent meeting she attended.

The program was established by Comcast, and, by using it, families with students on free or reduced lunch may be able to get internet in their homes for about ten dollars a month.

For Carter, the program is important, especially because increasing broadband access is a goal in rural Augusta County.

“In this day and age, it’s almost essential to have internet services to be able to do school work, to do work from home, those kinds of things,” Carter said.

Carter says she’s working with the school board to roll out the program at Craigsville schools, but she wants to expand it throughout the entire county.

Carter says there will be an event at Craigsville Elementary School on Feb. 1, and she hopes to have a table where she can help sign parents up there. If you’re interested in learning more about the program, you can get more information here.


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