Alabama families waiting for vouchers to cover internet service should find them in their mailboxes not later than the end of this week, according to the agency handling the voucher program, called Alabama Broadband Connectivity for Students.
“As of (Sept. 4), all 250,000 letters have been mailed out to families with children enrolled in the National School Lunch Program but it will take a few days for all of them to land in mailboxes,” according to Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs Communication Chief Mike Presley. Those 250,000 vouchers should cover up to 450,000 children, as only one voucher was mailed for each eligible family.
Vouchers began being mailed on Aug. 24.
“The staggered mailing was designed to avoid overloading internet service providers and to enable them to take orders by phone without causing long delays on the phone for families calling to place orders.”
The vouchers, good for