AT&T To Offer Internet for As Low As $5 a Month

This article was published on: 04/26/16 9:11 PM by Curt

AT&T will start offering discounted internet access to homes and families where at least one person receives food stamps, or SNAP benefits, for as low at $5 a month.

The program is to help close the so-called “digital divide” for families who would otherwise be forced to rely on school connections or cell phones. Students completing homework assignments and adults who are searching for jobs are in need of reliable internet access.

Access from AT&T will offer 3Mbps connections for $5 a month, and faster 5Mbps or 10Mbps connections for $10 a month. All installation and equipment fees will also be waived. People don’t actually get to choose their speed, they’ll automatically be assigned the fastest available where they live.

There will be data limits for people using the program, up to 600GB a month, and overage charges for anyone who uses more.

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