Low-income residents of El Paso can request free AT&T internet service

Cable television and Internet provider AT&T has announced that it will provide free Internet service to eligible low-income homes in El Paso.

According to a release, AT&T has combined new access from the AT&T Plan with the recently announced federal benefits of the Affordable Connectivity Program to bring the cost of the Internet down to $0 for eligible households.

Television and internet provider AT&T has announced that it will provide free internet access to eligible low-income homes in El Paso.

The Affordable Connectivity Program is a Federal Communications Commission program that replaces the Emergency Broadband Benefit program to help low-income households pay for Internet service and connected devices.

Eligible households can receive up to $30 per month discount on internet service, or up to $75 per month if the household is on eligible tribal land. They can also get a one-time discount of up to $100 for a laptop, tablet, or desktop computer (with a copayment of more than $10 but less than $50).

Only one monthly service discount and one device discount is allowed per household.

Who Can Request Free AT&T Internet Service

All households eligible for the Affordable Connectivity Program will also be eligible for AT&T access.

Visit acpbenefit.org to learn more and apply for the program through the federal government.

Once approved, residents should call AT&T at 855-220-5211. People can also choose to apply the $30 program benefit to AT&T Prepaid or Cricket Wireless service, as well as other AT&T internet plans.

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María Cortés González can be reached at 915-546-6150; [email protected]; @EPTMaria on Twitter.

This article originally appeared on El Paso Times: How Low-Income El Pasoans Can Claim Free AT&T Internet Service