On January 21 AT&T Will Help Los Angeles Families Living in HUD-Assisted Housing Learn About Low-Cost Internet Service and Apply
LOS ANGELES - CA, January 16, 2017 — As a national stakeholder in the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) ConnectHome initiative, AT&T1 is teaming up with the Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles (HACLA) to host an event on Saturday, January 21 to help inform area residents in qualifying households about applying for a low-cost internet program.
The program, Access from AT&T, provides eligible residents access to internet speed tiers of 10Mbps2 and 5Mbps for $10 a month, and internet speed tiers at 3Mbps, 1.5Mbps or 768Kbps for $5 a month. AT&T will also waive installation and internet equipment fees for participating households.
“We are pleased to start off this New Year by collaborating with HUD and AT&T to continue our work in bridging the digital divide,” said HACLA President and CEO Douglas Guthrie. “Access to the Internet allows our children to tap into educational resources, and adults to seek job employment opportunities but many low-income households are stifled by the high cost of Internet services. That’s why HACLA has worked to connect over 2,000 households and we believe that AT&T’s new affordable plan will assist additional families gain access to this necessary tool.”
AT&T will host the free event at the Pueblo Del Rio Housing Complex on Saturday, January 21 from 10:30 am – 12:30 pm. The event is open to both residents of Pueblo Del Rio and the general public. Attendees will get help applying for the service online and learn about digital literacy tools available from AT&T on the AT&T Digital You portal.
“Internet access opens up huge opportunities for school-age children,” said Mike Silacci Regional Vice President, External Affairs, AT&T. “We’re pleased to work with HUD and HACLA to help more families across the city learn how to get connected.”
This is one of 30 sign-up events AT&T is hosting in ConnectHome pilot communities over the next year to help qualifying households apply for Access from AT&T.
Additionally, AT&T is providing up to 100 Udacity Nanodegree program scholarships to select participants in designated HUD communities. Nanodegree programs are self-paced, online curricula that provide students in-demand skills to help obtain tech-related jobs. Courses help students and job-seekers develop skills in areas such as web development, mobile development and data analytics.
Access from AT&T
Access from AT&T is offered to households located across the 21 states where AT&T offers wireline home internet service3, and at least 1 resident participates in the U.S. Department of Agriculture Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). In California, households receiving Supplemental Security Income (SSI) program benefits may also qualify.
AT&T has worked with more than 500 national, state and local groups to inform potential program participants. This includes social service groups and organizations that represent veterans, seniors, non-English speakers and others.
AT&T has also contacted all school districts where Access from AT&T is available, asking for their help in communicating the program to families.
To learn more about Access from AT&T and see if you qualify, visit att.com/access. Or call
1-855-220-5211 for assistance in English or 1-855-220-5225 for assistance in Spanish.
Geographic and service restrictions apply to AT&T internet services. For more information on AT&T internet, TV and voice services – or to find out if these services are available in your neighborhood – visit www.att.com/u-verse.4
1 AT&T products and services are provided or offered by subsidiaries and affiliates of AT&T Inc. under the AT&T brand name and not by AT&T Inc.
2Slower speed tiers (5Mbps for id="mce_marker"0 a month or at or below 3Mbps for $5 a month) may be provided depending on availability at your address. Internet speed claims represent maximum network service capability speeds. Actual customer speeds may vary based on factors including site traffic, content provider server capacity, internal network management factors and device capabilities, and are not guaranteed. For more information, go to: www.att.com/speed101.
3Service availability and speed tiers may vary by individual address. View www.att.com/access for additional details.
4 Service will include a monthly data allowance of 1 terabyte. If you exceed your monthly data plan allowance, you will be automatically charged id="mce_marker"0 for each 50GB of data usage in excess of your data plan, even if less than 50 gigabytes is used. For more information, go to att.com/internet-usage.
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