The White House says several Internet providers, including Comcast, AT&T, and Verizon, will offer low-income families free access to broadband connections.
The news comes after the COVID-19 pandemic revealed a stark digital divide in Clayton County and other areas where many families had to drive around looking for free wi-fi hotspots so that their children could do homework and attend online classes.
The offer is worth $30 per month. That’s in addition to an existing $30 per month subsidy, which makes the service free.
Tribal areas’ subsidies are $75.
To qualify, you must meet one of these conditions:
- Income at or below 200% of the federal poverty line
- Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)
- Federal Public Housing Assistance (FPHA)
- Veterans Pension and Survivors Benefit
Visit GetInternet.gov to find out more about the program and to apply.