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.

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