CCTC offers free mobile hot spots to qualifying students

SUMTER, SC (08/04/2020) Central Carolina Technical College announced that qualifying students across Clarendon, Kershaw, Lee and Sumter counties will have access to free mobile hot spots and monthly internet service through South Carolina’s Online Learning Initiative.

The Online Learning Initiative is a partnership with the South Carolina Office of Regulatory Staff, the State Department of Education and the Commission on Higher Education. The initiative is backed by federal funds distributed to SC in the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act (CARES).

Under the program, one mobile hot spot and internet service will be made available per qualifying student household. The monthly service will be paid through December of this year. Eligible households include those with an annual income of 250% or less of federal poverty guidelines, an individual attending CCTC in the fall and no existing internet service.

CCTC students interested in this program should visit www.cctech.edu/hotspots to fill out a Mobile Hot Spot Request form. A representative from the college’s User Support Services will contact each qualifying student with further instructions. For more information or questions regarding free mobile hot spots and monthly internet service call CCTC’s User Support Services at 803-778-6607.