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Affordable Internet access available for families

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AT&T and Comcast are offering low-cost Internet access to eligible families throughout our region. As technology continues to advance, having reliable access to high-speed internet is essential -- especially for students. Having this access at home can award so many great opportunities for children in education. Read more about each of the programs below:

Access from AT&T

To be eligible, families must:

  • Have at least one resident who participates in the U.S. Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) and
  • Have an address in AT&T’s 21-state service area, at which they offer wireline home Internet service, and
  • Have no outstanding debt for AT&T fixed Internet service within the last six months or outstanding debt incurred under this program.
    • If you are a California resident and at least one member of your household receives Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits you may also qualify based on the same requirements that apply to SNAP participants.

There is no term commitment, no deposit, no installation fee and no charge for an in-home Wi-Fi capable modem.

To apply, families can follow the link above and:

  • Check address availability.
  • Apply and check the status of their application.
  • Order Access after you receive notification that your application has been approved by calling (855) 220-5211 for English or (855) 220-5225 for Spanish.

AT&T is also collaborating with EveryoneOn, a nonprofit dedicated to creating social and economic opportunity by connecting everyone to the Internet. For more information about finding low-cost Internet and affordable computers in your area, visit everyoneon.org and click “Find Offers.” The page is also available in Spanish.

Comcast Internet Essentials 

  • Available to qualified low-income individuals living wherever Comcast offers service.  
  • Offers low-cost Internet service; the option to purchase an Internet-ready computer for less than $150; and access to free digital literacy training in print, online, and in person.
  • Now available to low-income households eligible for public assistance programs such as Medicaid, the National School Lunch Program, SNAP, HUD Housing Assistance and others.

To be eligible, families must:

  • Not have outstanding debt to Comcast that is less than a year old.
  • Live in an area where Comcast Internet Service is available.
  • Not be a current Comcast Internet customer.

To learn more about eligibility or to apply, visit InternetEssentials.com, or call 1-855-8-INTERNET.