MCSD Households eligible for discount on broadband

Technology is essential for learning, both as an extension of the classroom and as a conduit to school when remote learning is necessary. Reliable home internet access is critical to our students’ ability to participate in our educational system. 

For some households, the cost of securing internet access can be a barrier to learning. Assistance is now available to help eligible households pay for internet service through the Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP).  The ACP is a federal program which provides:

  • Up to $30 per month discount for broadband service 
  • A one-time discount of up to $100 for a laptop, desktop computer, or tablet purchased through a participating provider if the household contributes more than $10 but less than $50 toward the purchase price. 

Because MCSD is designated as a Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) district, each of our students’ households is eligible through the ACP to receive the discount on their monthly broadband service.

There are two steps parents and guardians must take to enroll. They are:

Step 1: Go to to submit an application or print out a mail-in application. 

Step 2: Contact your preferred participating provider to select a plan and have the discount applied to your bill.

Additional information on which providers participate in the ACP is available here.

The Affordable Connectivity Program is limited to one monthly service discount and one device discount per household.