Internet access at school and library not enough
Submitted by Cynthia Zafft on May 27, 2016 - 10:27am
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Although access to the internet and computing services at school and the library are great, they are typically not enough for adults in postsecondary education. In addition, adults need practice working independently long before they "type" their first college paper (at 10 PM...when the kids are finally in bed...and no one else is around). But, internet access in the home typically adds another very expensive utility bill. Could EveryoneOn make a difference for your students? In an upcoming webinar, learn how one vendor, AT&T, is providing affordable wireless internet services for low-income households:
The Access Program from AT&T provides a low-cost option for home Internet access to low-income households in the 21 states where AT&T offers home Internet services. To be eligible, at least one person in the household must be a participant in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or SNAP. Other eligibility requirements also apply.
Qualifying households include those:
• With at least one resident who participates in the U.S. Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP);
• With an address in AT&T’s 21-state service area, at which AT&T offers 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. AT&T will assign fastest of speed tiers available at customer’s address:
• 10 megabits per second, for $10 per month;
• 5 megabits per second, for $10 per month; or 3 megabits per second, for $5 per month.
And, there is NO Commitment, NO Deposit, NO Installation fee and NO Charge for in-home Wi-Fi Modem. This is four-year program commenced April 22, 2016.
EveryoneOn will host a 30 min webinar on Wednesday, June 15th, at 11AM EST to discuss the Access from AT&T program in detail, walk through the online application, and share outreach and enrollment strategies. If you work with adult learners, including teachers, program directors, and others, you are encouraged to attend to learn more about the program and inform students about this offer and facilitate enrollment. Programs such as these can be great resources for adult learners, Registration is required: June 15th Webinar.
Are you/your students part of EveryoneOn? What has the experience been like?
Postsecondary Completion Moderator