Low Cost Broadband Options

Broadband Plans Provided by Some of the Country’s Major Carriers May Provide Affordable Internet to LGBT Rural and Low-Income Consumers

 

There are some resources available for lower income individuals to be able to have access to modern technology at an affordable rate. 

It is easy to see if you qualify.  We have highlighted two programs by AT&T and Comcast, which may provide such access at reasonable rates for qualifying consumers.

Unsure who your local provider is? Check CableTV.com to find out. (NOTE: LGBT Tech does not necessarily endorse CableTV.com or its affiliates. This is just a helpful way to see what's in your area.)

AT&T Access

AT&T is offering low-cost wireline home Internet service to qualifying households:

  • With at least one resident who participates in the U.S. Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) and

  • Without 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 also may qualify based on the same requirements that apply to SNAP participants.

AT&T Fixed Wireless Internet

  • AT&T Fixed Wireless Internet provides qualified households and small businesses with high-speed Internet service via an outdoor antenna and indoor Wi-Fi Gateway router. The service delivers a home internet connection with download speeds of at least 10Mbps and upload speeds of at least 1Mbps. The connection comes from a wireless tower to a fixed antenna on customers’ homes or businesses. This is an efficient way to deliver high-quality, high-speed internet to customers living in underserved rural areas.

  • Residents and businesses in parts of these 9 new states can sign up for service in areas where it is available: Arkansas, California, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Michigan, Ohio, Texas, and Wisconsin.
     

  • The service is already offered in parts of Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee. 
     

  • More information available here.

Find out if you’re eligible for Internet Essentials by looking at the checklist below. If you are still not sure, fill out an application and we’ll let you know.

ELIGIBLE FAMILIES:

  • Have at least one child who qualifies for the National School Lunch Program.

  • Do not have outstanding debt to Comcast that is less than a year old. Families with outstanding debt more than one year old may still be eligible.

  • Live in an area where Comcast Internet Service is available but have not subscribed to it within the last 90 days.*

  • Learn more here.

 

*Internet Essentials offers different eligibility criteria for low-income households in select cities and states.

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