MCIL is aware of one program to help eligible households get low-cost web service.
By Michael Heinrich
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
- With an address in AT&T’s 21-state service area, at which we offer wireline home Internet service, and
- Without outstanding debt for AT&T fixed Internet service within the last six months or outstanding debt incurred under this program.
If you qualify, you will pay either $5 or $10 per month (depending on the speed available at your residence). The offer includes:
- No commitment,
- No deposit,
- No installation fee,
- In-home Wi-Fi gateway and access to the entire national AT&T Wi-Fi Hot Spot network,
- No equipment rental.
It appears that this offer is real. One friend of MCIL who met the qualifications and already had AT&T internet service made the switch and not only got cost savings but also a faster internet connection at the same time. Another friend of MCIL who did not have internet service at all signed up for the program. She verified that there was no charge for the installation and equipment and now has internet service in her home.