Appalachian Affordable Connectivity Outreach Trip

12:00 am - 12:00 am EDT

The Federal Communication Commission's Consumer Affairs and Outreach Division will be traveling along a route that includes stops at towns in western Maryland, West Virginia, Pennsylvania, and Ohio, August 29 - September 2, to build partnerships with local officials, community leaders, and consumer groups and to educate local consumers about the Affordable Connectivity Program.

The tour will include meetings and presentations for local officials in Oakland, Md, Morgantown, W.Va., Waynesburg, Pa., Marietta, Ohio, and Caldwell, Ohio, as well as two public events for consumers: 

Wednesday, August 31 – Waynesburg, PA

  • 3:00 - 4:00 pm:  Eva K. Bowlby Library, 311 North West Street, Waynesburg, PA 15370

Thursday, September 1 – Marietta, OH

  • 9:00 - Noon:  Washington State Community College, 710 Colegate Drive, Marietta, OH 45750 (in the Center for Student Success Office located in Campus Library)

The full tour itinerary includes the following non-public events:

Monday, August 29 – Oakland, MD

  • 12:30 pm: Meeting with county and town officials and representatives from local community organizations from Grant County and Hardy County
  • 3:00 pm: Meeting at Mary Brown Senior Center
  • 6:00 pm: Meeting at Garrett College

Tuesday, August 30 – Morgantown, WV

  • 9:00 am: Meeting with Preston County Economic Development Authority
  • 11:30 am: Meeting with West Virginia University Office of Campus and Community Life
  • 1:00 pm: Meeting with Morgantown elected officials
  • 3:00 pm: Meeting with North Central West Virginia Community Action (NCWVCA)
  • 4:00 pm: Meeting with Department of Health and Human Service

Wednesday, August 31 – Waynesburg, PA

  • 9:00 am:  Meeting with Central Greene School District Superintendent
  • 10:00 am:  Meeting with Greene County Veterans Affairs
  • 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm:  Meeting with county stakeholders 

Thursday, September 1 – Marietta, OH

  • 11:00 am - Noon:  Meeting with Washington-Morgan Community Action Central Office
  • 1:00 - 1:30 pm:  Meeting at the Monthly Washington-County Commissioners Meeting   
  • 2:00 - 3:00 pm:  Meeting with the Washington County Dept. of Job & Family Services

Friday, September 2 – Caldwell, OH

  • 9:00 am: Meeting with Mr. Greg Gifford, Superintendent for Caldwell Exempted Village School District
  • 10:30 am: Meeting with Todd Herman, Superintendent for Noble Local Schools District
  • 11:00 am - 2:00 pm: Meeting at Noble County Senior Center

The Affordable Connectivity Program is an FCC benefit program that helps ensure that households can afford the broadband they need for work, school, healthcare and more.

The benefit provides a discount of up to $30 per month toward internet service for eligible households and up to $75 per month for households on qualifying Tribal lands. Eligible households can also receive a one-time discount of up to $100 to purchase a laptop, desktop computer, or tablet from participating providers if they contribute more than $10 and less than $50 toward the purchase price.

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

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