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    AT&T Internet Options for Low- and Fixed-Income Households 

    To assist families with options for low cost/free internet and WiFi please see the information listed below regarding offers from AT&T, Charter (Spectrum) and Xfinity. These offers, as well as offers from other providers, can be found at https://broadbandnow.com/guides/low-income-internet.

    The AT&T Access program offers basic internet service for low-income families. With speeds up to 100 Mbps for $30 per month, it’s a viable way to stay connected for basic web browsing.

    Access is available for families approved for the ACP. If your household doesn’t qualify, AT&T internet deals are generally the lowest consumer-grade option for home internet. Keep in mind that DSL speeds from AT&T are usually slower than cable for streaming video.

    To determine if you’re eligible, visit the Access page and fill out an application.

    Internet Essentials From Comcast

    The Internet Essentials program from Comcast allows qualifying customers to buy a plan for just $9.95 per month. The service also includes free in-home Wi-Fi and it’s available without a credit check.

    One unique perk is the ability for customers to purchase a subsidized laptop or desktop computer for $149.99, which is less expensive than what you’d find in a store or online. Depending on the computer you choose, it may include Microsoft Office and Google Docs plus Google Play Store.

    To be eligible for the Internet Essentials program, you must have at least one child eligible for the National School Lunch Program (NSLP) and meet many other criteria.

    Spectrum Internet Assist

    Spectrum Internet Assist functions similarly to the Comcast program and requires families to have a child eligible for the NSLP. The service offers a free modem and a 30 Mbps connection. Wi-Fi costs $5 extra per month with this plan. To apply for Spectrum Internet Assist, visit the Spectrum Assist website.

    Cox Connect2Compete

    Cox Low-Cost Internet is integrated with the Connect2Compete program, which is aimed at helping K-12 students get access to affordable internet. The program costs $9.95 per month, and it’s available to families with a child in kindergarten or grades one to 12.

    To be eligible for Cox Low-Cost Internet, your family must participate in a government assistance program like SNAP, NSLP, Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), or Public Housing. Visit the Cox Low-Cost Internet website to apply for assistance.

    FCC's Lifeline Support for Affordable Communication Program

    Lifeline is the FCC's program to help make communications services more affordable for low-income consumers in every state. Lifeline provides subscribers a discount on monthly telephone service, broadband Internet access service, or voice-broadband bundled service purchased from participating providers.

    Subscribers may receive a Lifeline discount on either a wireline or a wireless service, but they may not receive a discount on both services at the same time. FCC rules prohibit more than one Lifeline service per household.

    Visit Lifeline's website or learn more about the Lifeline Support for Affordable Communication Program.