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Free/Lower Cost Internet Access for Seniors, Disabled, and Lower Income Households

https://www.allconnect.com/blog/low-income-internet-guide
The Allconnect® guide to low-income internet options and affordable internet plans can help you identify government assistance, income-based and provider-specific programs that offer low-income internet for families, students and seniors on a fixed income.

List of low cost Internet provider plans for low income Americans including broadband, DSL, high-speed cable, and 3G 4G cell phone wireless internet access.

The Access program from AT&T provides discounted Internet access at affordable monthly rated for qualified customers. If you qualify via income or participation in the National School Lunch or Head Start programs, you can apply online above. Select SNAP as the qualifying program and provide proof of eligibility for your income or program.

There are government subsidies that can help with your internet bill, and many Internet Service Providers (ISPs) offer low-income internet programs. These inexpensive internet plans, income based programs, and low-income family plans help reduce the cost of staying connected.
Update: In response to COVID-19 developments, some internet providers are offering free services to low-income families and households with students. We’ll keep you updated with the latest here to help you stay connected. And for more information about the internet during COVID-19, check out our guide to internet service during the pandemic. 

Note: Unless you’re already enrolled in a low-income assistance program like public housing or SNAP, it is unlikely that you qualify for assistance paying for home Internet. However, many providers have plans geared towards low-income customers.

If you are trying to get connected to the internet right away, several national providers have opened up their low-income internet programs, allowing you to receive free connectivity for up to two months if you qualify.

We rounded up 8 sources of low cost internet for seniors. Availability depends on location and financial situation, but these programs are well worth checking into.

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