Hotspot Internet Access and Checkout Agreement
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Catawba County Schools is offering a limited number of wireless hotspots for students who need Internet access at home. These hotspots have limited data, currently at 10GB per month. Due to these data restrictions, we ask that only Catawba County Schools devices access these hotspots and are used only for their educational resources. Hotspots are limited to one per household currently due to limited numbers of devices and funds available.
Before submitting this form, we encourage you to look through the offers listed below to provide a higher-tiered Internet service (potentially discounted). In some cases, you might qualify for a lower cost internet service through the Lifeline program. Lifeline is a federal benefit that lowers the monthly cost of phone or internet service. Qualifying is the first step to getting your Lifeline Benefit.
You can see if you qualify for Lifeline at
Other additional sources for low-cost Broadband
NCDIT (North Carolina Department of Internet Technology) Service Offerings
Access from AT&T - Stay Connected with Reliable Internet
Charter Spectrum Internet Assist
LightLeap (formerly NC Wireless) - local wireless company that serves parts of Catawba County
Unreliable Internet Service?
Do you currently have Internet service, but it’s unreliable? If so, we encourage you to take the broadband survey below to push for more broadband investment in our state through policy and grant programs. This survey was created by the NC Broadband Infrastructure Office (in cooperation with the Friday Institute at NC State) to allow residents to test and report their home internet connection speed. Exact addresses will not be published. Email addresses are not collected. Users are asked to answer a few quick questions and presented with a 30-second speed test.
Do you currently have Internet service?
Yes, but unreliable
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