The Affordable Connectivity Program

The Affordable Connectivity Program is a Federal Communications Commission program that helps connect families and households struggling to afford internet service.  This new benefit provides a discount of up to $30 per month toward broadband service for eligible households and up to $75 per month for households on qualifying Tribal lands.

Eligible households can enroll directly with the Universal Service Administrative Company (USAC) online at  You can learn more about the benefit, including eligibility and enrollment information, by visiting, or by calling 1-877-384-2575.

Our 2023 Scholarship and FRS Youth Tour Information

Monitor Telecom 2023 College Scholarship

Monitor Telecom has set aside a sum of money to be used for an educational scholarship. This scholarship fund is for the benefit of Monitor Telecom members and their children.

To apply, an applicant must certify that they are:

  • A graduating high school senior or home-schooled student who has been accepted to attend or intends to enroll at an accredited college, university or trade school next fall.
  • A dependent child of a current member in good standing with the Cooperative.  “Child” means the biological, adopted, foster or stepchild of a member, a child for whom the member is a legal guardian, or a child residing with the member with whom the member is in a relationship of in loco parentis.  “In loco parentis” means in the place of a parent, having financial or day-to-day responsibility for the care of a child. A legal or biological relationship is not required.

Scholarships may be used for tuition, books, supplies and room and board expenses.  Payment will be made directly to the educational institution upon verification of registration. If documentation is not provided to Monitor Telecom by October 1st, the scholarship will be rescinded. Scholarships are not transferable to any other person.

Recipients will be selected by a committee appointed by the board of directors.  All decisions by the committee, including any decisions regarding the qualifications of applicants and selection procedures, will be final.

This year we will be awarding one scholarship in the amount of $2,000 to a High School senior. Applications are due by 4:00 pm, March 31, 2023.

If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to contact Geri Fraijo at (503) 634-2266.

2023 Monitor Scholarship Application Form


Foundation for Rural Service Washington D.C Youth Tour 2023

Since 1995, FRS has hosted the Youth Tour to thousands of high school students from across rural America.  The Youth Tour is a chance for students to visit our nation’s capital and learn about rural broadband, share their community’s story with key legislative, regulatory and government figures as well as a forum for them to meet and interact with their peers from other rural communities.

This years May 31 to June 4, 2023

Registration and essay are due at the Business Office no later than 4pm March 24, 2023.

Download Application and Essay Contest Rules here.


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