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June 24, 2020

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: 


All 50 States

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.


Alabama

Access from AT&T

ConnectAll

Spectrum Internet Assist


Alaska

ConnectAll


Arizona

Comcast Internet Essentials

Cox Connect2Compete

Spectrum Internet Assist


Arkansas

Access from AT&T

Comcast Internet Essentials

Cox Connect2Compete


California

Access from AT&T

Comcast Internet Essentials

Frontier Affordable Broadband


Colorado

Comcast Internet Essentials

ConnectAll

Spectrum Internet Assist


Connecticut

Comcast Internet Essentials

Cox Connect2Compete

Spectrum Internet Assist

Cablevision Economy Internet


District of Columbia (D.C.)

Comcast Internet Essentials

ConnectAll


Delaware

Comcast Internet Essentials

ConnectAll


Florida

Access from AT&T

Comcast Internet Essentials

Cox Connect2Compete


Georgia

Access from AT&T

Comcast Internet Essentials

Cox Connect2Compete


Hawaii

ConnectAll

Spectrum Internet Assist


Idaho

Comcast Internet Essentials

Cox Connect2Compete


Illinois

Access from AT&T

Comcast Internet Essentials

ConnectAll


Indiana

Access from AT&T

Comcast Internet Essentials

ConnectAll


Iowa

Cox Connect2Compete

ConnectAll


Kansas

Access from AT&T

Comcast Internet Essentials

Cox Connect2Compete


Kentucky

Access from AT&T

Comcast Internet Essentials

ConnectAll


Louisiana

Access from AT&T

Comcast Internet Essentials

Cox Connect2Compete


Maine

Comcast Internet Essentials

ConnectAll

Spectrum Internet Assist


Maryland

Comcast Internet Essentials

ConnectAll


Massachusetts

Comcast Internet Essentials

Cox Connect2Compete

ConnectAll


Michigan

Access from AT&T

Comcast Internet Essentials

ConnectAll


Minnesota

Comcast Internet Essentials

ConnectAll

Spectrum Internet Assist


Mississippi

Access from AT&T

Comcast Internet Essentials

ConnectAll


Missouri

Access from AT&T

Comcast Internet Essentials

ConnectAll


Montana

ConnectAll

Spectrum Internet Assist


Nebraska

Cox Connect2Compete

ConnectAll


Nevada

Access from AT&T

Cox Connect2Compete

ConnectAll


New Hampshire

Comcast Internet Essentials

ConnectAll

Spectrum Internet Assist


New Jersey

Comcast Internet Essentials

ConnectAll

Cablevision Economy Internet


New Mexico

Comcast Internet Essentials

ConnectAll


New York

Comcast Internet Essentials

Spectrum Internet Assist

Cablevision Economy Internet

ConnectAll


North Carolina

Access from AT&T

Comcast Internet Essentials

Cox Connect2Compete


North Dakota

ConnectAll


Ohio

Access from AT&T

Comcast Internet Essentials

Cox Connect2Compete


Oklahoma

Access from AT&T

Comcast Internet Essentials

Cox Connect2Compete


Oregon

Comcast Internet Essentials

ConnectAll

Spectrum Internet Assist


Pennsylvania

Comcast Internet Essentials

Spectrum Internet Assist

Cablevision Economy Internet

ConnectAll


Rhode Island

Comcast Internet Essentials

Cox Connect2Compete

ConnectAll


South Carolina

Access from AT&T

Comcast Internet Essentials

Spectrum Internet Assist

ConnectAll


South Dakota

ConnectAll


Tennessee

Access from AT&T

Comcast Internet Essentials

Connect2Compete

ConnectAll


Texas

Access from AT&T

Comcast Internet Essentials

Spectrum Internet Assist

ConnectAll


Utah

Comcast Internet Essentials

ConnectAll


Vermont

Comcast Internet Essentials

ConnectAll


Virginia

Comcast Internet Essentials

Cox Connect2Compete

Spectrum Internet Assist

ConnectAll


Washington

Comcast Internet Essentials

Wave Internet First (Seattle area only)

InterConnection (Seattle area only)

Spectrum Internet Assist


West Virginia

Comcast Internet Essentials

Spectrum Internet Assist

ConnectAll


Wisconsin

Access from AT&T

Comcast Internet Essentials

Spectrum Internet Assist

ConnectAll


Wyoming

Spectrum Internet Assist

ConnectAll