According to the Federal Communications Commission, approximately 100 million Americans are not subscribed to an internet service provider. Many plans are excessively expensive, a barrier which prevents many from access to a reliable internet connection. This technology gap is increasingly pertinent these days, as access to online resources has become an essential tool for job-seeking, education, and conducting business. According to the Pew Research Center, 78% of community college students are home internet users. Students without access to the internet at home often access their coursework from their school’s library.
Social distancing mandates have prompted schools to close their campuses for the Spring and Summer 2020 semesters. According to a survey released by ParentsTogether, an education advocacy group, the unprecedented switch to remote learning disproportionately affected low-income students without the resources to attend class online.
Fortunately, many internet service providers offer programs that allow low and fixed-income individuals to access high-speed internet at affordable rates.
Coverage varies by provider. Here is a comprehensive list of plans available in each state:
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Lifeline is a federal program that lowers monthly internet bills by providing a stipend of $9.25 to eligible recipients. Visit their website to see which internet service providers in your area are participating in this program.
ConnectAll is available nationwide. To enroll, users must create an account and provide proof of eligibility for the program. Once signed in, navigate to the address book and fill out your full address. At this point, users will be able to view the available internet plans.
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