Friday, December 9, 2016


(Ed.'s Note: We had heard from several of our readers that they had read newspaper advertisements in San Antonio and Houston of the low cost wireline Internet service offered by AT&T to households where at least one person was receiving Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program. Given the fact of the high participation in SNAP in South Texas, this would appear that a huge number of households would be eligible for the Access program at a cost varying from $5 to $10 a month. We wondered why the company has not advertised the low-cost service in local media. Do you  or someone you know qualifies? Below are the eligibility requirements for participation by local households.)

AT&T is offering low-cost wireline home Internet service to qualifying households:

With at least one resident who participates in the U.S. Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) and
With an address in AT&T’s 21-state service area, at which we offer wireline home Internet service, and
Without outstanding debt for AT&T fixed Internet service within the last six months or outstanding debt incurred under this program.
If you are a California resident and at least one member of your household receives Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits you also may qualify based on the same requirements that apply to SNAP participants.

Service availability and speed may vary by address. AT&T will assign you the fastest of these speed tiers available* where you live:

10 megabits per second, for $10 per month**
5 megabits per second, for $10 per month
3 megabits per second, for $5 per month
1.5 megabits per second, for $5 per month
768 kilobits per second, for $5 per month
If none of the above speeds are technically available at your address, unfortunately you won't be able to participate in the Access program from AT&T at this time.

TEXAS: Abilene, Allen, Amarillo, Arlington, Austin, Beaumont, Brownsville, Bryan, Carrollton, Cedar Park, Conroe, Corpus Christi, Cypress, Dallas, Edinburg, El Paso, Flower Mound, Fort Worth, Frisco, Garland, Georgetown, Grand Prairie, Harlingen, Houston, Humble, Huntsville, Irving, Katy, Keller, Killeen, Laredo, League City, Lewisville, Longview, Lubbock, Mcallen, Mckinney, Mesquite, Midland, Mission, Missouri City, New Braunfels, Odessa, Pasadena, Pearland, Pflugerville, Pharr, Plano, Richardson, Richmond, Round Rock, San Antonio, San Marcos, Spring, Sugar Land, Temple, Tomball, Tyler, Victoria, Waco, Weatherford, Weslaco, Wichita Falls

For more details on eligibility and availability of the ATT low-cost Internet service, click on link:


BobbyWC said...

A friend's daughter applied and when you add in the cost of the phone line it was not much different than Time Warner. Also time Warner then charges more for basic cable because you no longer have the bundle

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