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Representatives from the Federal Communications Commission and the Appalachian Regional Commission will present information about the Affordable Connectivity Program in Marietta this week.

The FCC benefits program is designed to help ensure that households can afford the broadband they need for work, school, healthcare and more. It offers a rebate of up to $30 per month on Internet service for eligible households and up to $75 per month for households located on eligible tribal lands. Eligible households can also receive a one-time rebate of up to $100 for the purchase of a laptop, desktop or tablet from participating vendors if they contribute more than $10 and less. of $50 to the purchase price.

The public event in Marietta is scheduled from 9 a.m. to noon Thursday at the Center for Student Success office at the Washington State Community College Campus Library, 710 Colegate Drive, Marietta.

Reasonable accommodations for people with disabilities are available upon request. Requests for such accommodations should be submitted by email to [email protected]. Please include a detailed description of the accommodation needed, as well as a way for the FCC to contact the claimant if more information is needed. Last minute requests will be accepted, but it may not be possible to accommodate the request.

FCC officials will also meet with representatives from Washington-Morgan Community Action, the Washington County Department of Employment and Family Services and the Washington County Commission on Thursday. On Friday, they will meet with the superintendents of the Caldwell Exempted Village and Noble Local school districts and the Noble County Senior Center in Caldwell.

More information with ongoing updates on all tour events can be found at

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