AT&T launched a low cost offer called AT&T Access benefiting households with at least one individual receiving SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program or CalFresh/Food Stamps) or SSI (Supplemental Security Income) benefits. Eligible households who apply and are approved can receive high speed internet at 10, 5, or 3 mbps for as low as $10 a month.
"In this city, one in four residents do not have a high-speed Internet connection at home," said Paulina Chavez, EveryoneOn's regional manager in Los Angeles. "Being unconnected prevents adults from seeking information about jobs and community updates while students are unable to participate fully in their education, especially as more and more schools move their systems online."
EveryoneOn is a national nonprofit that creates social and economic opportunity by connecting people to the Internet. Since 2012, EveryoneOn has connected more than 400,000 people in the United States, with the goal of connecting one million people by 2020. For more information, visit EveryoneOn.org.