About The Innovation District

Where Chattanooga’s entrepreneurs, academics, and creatives collide. 

Events Calendar

Discover activities and events in the area.

Resiliency Checklist

Everything you need to prepare your organization for a crisis.

Small Business Supports

Helping small business owners across the region.

The Edney Innovation Center

The front door to the Innovation District of Chattanooga.

Tech Goes Home

Expanding access to technology and teaching digital literacy.

Digital Access Committee

Bringing together partners to close the digital divide, together.

HCS EdConnect

Home internet at no cost to thousands of families.

Connected Communities: Orchard Knob

The OKC leverages the collective support of partner organizations to tackle the whole picture of health and wellness in the historically underserved neighborhood.


Answering the most basic and most complex questions about life in Chattanooga

EMPACT Program

Preparing residents for the jobs of tomorrow, and today. 

Chattanooga Smart Communities Collaborative

Working together to identify our region’s challenges and create solutions.

Environmental Sensors

Collecting and analyzing air quality data from across our region with US Ignite.

Education (4K Microscope & Lola)

High-tech tools in Hamilton County’s classrooms.

Community Connectivity

Expanding access to the internet in homes and neighborhoods.

Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP) — get connected to WiFi

*print forms may take 6+ months to process; online recommended*

Not certain if you qualify for free in-home internet?
Find out today!

To view more about household income specifics by number of family members in a home, click here.

WHat is the Affordable connectivity program?

The Affordable Connectivity Program is an FCC program that helps connect families and households struggling to afford internet service to free or low-cost options. 

The Affordable Connectivity Program provides:

  • up to $30/month discount for broadband service;
  • up to $75/month discount for households on qualifying Tribal lands; and
  • a one-time discount of up to $100 for a laptop, desktop computer, or tablet purchased through a participating provider if the household contributes more than $10 but less than $50 toward the purchase price.


ACP can be used for one monthly service discount and one device discount per household. 


HCS EDCONNECT — no-cost wifi for HCS students with need

If you have children in your household who attend Hamilton County Schools (K-12), you may qualify for no-cost wifi through HCS EdConnect. Click here to get details + contact your school to apply!