DALLAS, April 22, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- AT&T1 is making wireline home Internet service more affordable for low-income households starting today through Access from AT&T, a new program designed to help bridge the digital divide.
Qualifying households will get the fastest of three speed tiers – 10Mbps, 5Mbps or 3Mbps –available at their address. Internet speeds provided at 10Mbps and 5Mbps will cost $10 a month, and Internet speeds at 3Mbps will cost $5 a month. We will also waive installation and Internet equipment fees for participating households. Additional taxes and fees may apply.2
Access from AT&T is available to households with at least one resident participating in the U.S. Department of Agriculture Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or SNAP, and located within the 21 states where we offer home Internet service.3
"We're making it easier for more people to connect to friends, family, their communities and the possibilities of the Internet," said Cheryl Choy, vice president wired voice and broadband products, AT&T. "Access from AT&T is an affordable Internet option available to millions of Americans with limited budgets."
"At EveryoneOn, we believe that a home Internet connection is life-changing. From completing homework online to applying for a job to interacting with family and friends, a connection to the digital world is vital for all Americans," said Chike Aguh, chief executive officer of EveryoneOn. "Access from AT&T, and other programs like it, will help more low-income Americans experience the opportunity that the Internet provides."
We're working with school districts and national and community-based organizations to educate eligible households on Access from AT&T. The new, low-cost program will be available through April 2020.4 Complete program details are available at att.com/access.
The AT&T Digital You portal has additional resources on the Access from AT&T program as well. The portal has resources and tools for getting online, using technology safely, utilizing online learning sites, job searching and more. Created in collaboration with Common Sense Media, the Digital You portal also provides free training on topics like basic computer skills and ways to maximize online privacy and security.
Potential customers can learn more and see if they qualify by visiting att.com/access, or by calling 1-855-220-5211 for assistance in English or 1-855-220-5225 for assistance in Spanish.
Geographic and service restrictions apply to AT&T Internet services. For more information on AT&T Internet, TV and voice services — or to find out if these services are available in your neighborhood — visit www.att.com/u-verse.5
1AT&T products and services are provided or offered by subsidiaries and affiliates of AT&T Inc. under the AT&T brand and not by AT&T Inc.
2Slower speed tiers (5Mbps for $10 a month or 3Mbps for $5 a month) may be provided depending on availability at your address. Internet speed claims represent maximum network service capability speeds. Actual customer speeds may vary based on factors including site traffic, content provider server capacity, internal network management factors and device capabilities, and are not guaranteed. For more information, go to att.com/speed101. Pricing excludes taxes. Visit www.att.com/access for additional details.
3Service availability and speed tiers may vary by individual address. View www.att.com/access for additional details.
4Access from AT&T will be available for all qualifying customers through at least April 2020. Customers who sign up after April 2019 will remain eligible for all program benefits for at least one year after signing up for the program.
5From 4/22/16 through 5/22/16, service will include a monthly data allowance of either 150GB data/mo. or 250GB data/mo. depending on the type and speed of service you receive. Beginning 5/23/16 and thereafter, service will include a monthly data allowance of either 150GB, 300GB or 600GB data/mo. depending on the type and speed of service you receive. If you exceed your monthly data plan allowance, you will be automatically charged $10 for each 50GB of data usage in excess of your data plan, even if less than 50 gigabytes is used. For more information, go to att.com/internet-usage.
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