Wifi providers offer support during school closures

The Texas Cable Association (TCA) is working with its members that provide high-speed broadband service to ensure all Texans can stay connected at a time when being connected is more important than ever, according to a TCA released this week.

“As more measures are taken to keep Texans of all ages safe, it’s obvious that network demand will grow due to increased work-from-home and school-from-home,” said TCA President Walt Baum. “Cable broadband providers are taking steps to expand existing initiatives that provide internet services for low-income families. As schools close, we want all students to continue their educations without interruption.”

Among the national internet providers offering assistance packages, AT&T will continue with its Access internet plan for qualifying limited-income households. The plan is $10 monthly. AT&T has also expanded Access program eligibility to include households participating in the National School Lunch Program and Head Start. Additionally, AT&T will offer Access customers two months of free service.

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