Did you know that AT&T, Comcast, and other Internet service providers offer low cost home Internet service for qualifying low income households? These low cost home Internet service plans generally run around $9.95 a month for qualifying households, but be sure to read the costs, requirements, and fine print on each of these plans.
AT&T offers low cost wireline home Internet service to qualifying households with at least one resident who participates in SNAP and that meet the other requirements outlined on their Access from AT&T page.
CenturyLink offers low cost home Internet service to households that meet income-level eligibility requirements and/or are receiving benefits from a qualifying federal assistance program. Find out more on their CenturyLink Internet Basics page.
Comcast offers affordable home Internet service for $9.95 a month to qualifying households that have at least one child who qualifies for the National School Lunch Program and that meet the other requirements outlined in their Comcast Internet Essentials application available here.
Cox offers discounted home Internet service to households that participate in government assistance program including the National School Lunch Program, SNAP, TANF, or public housing. Find out more and additional requirements at the Cox connect2Compete page here.
Mediacom offers low cost home Internet services to families with at least one child participating in the National School Lunch Program. Find more info, requirements, FAQs, and application here.
PCs for People
PCs for People provides services to families below the 200% poverty level or that are enrolled in an income-based government assistance program. Find out more about their low cost Internet plan here, and see more on eligibility requirements here.
View the recent discussion on high speed Internet alternatives in comments here, and please add your two cents if you’ve found a solution that works for you.
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