AT&T launches $10 broadband service to low-income households

AT&T is launching a discounted wired broadband Internet product to low-income households. The program, Access from AT&T, will offer eligible households – including those that receive food stamps – multiple service options, with 5 Mbps download speeds for $5 per month and faster five and 10 Mbps speeds for $10 per month.


With the launch of Access from AT&T, the company makes good on a commitment it made to the FCC as part of the AT&T-DirecTV merger review.


AT&T’s new discounted program is good for the millions of low-income households in their 21-state wireline footprint. Now that the Lifeline program supports broadband, households can use their subsidy for Internet services like Access from AT&T with minimal out-of-pocket cost.

AT&T is reaching out to low-income Americans with $10 Internet service (Washington Post, Apr. 22, 2016)

 

AT&T commits to fiber build-out (Speed Matters, July 15, 2015)

 

CWA: FCC action to modernize Lifeline is first step to closing the digital divide (Speed Matters, Mar. 31, 2016)