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.
Additional wireless service resource information:
- AT&T Access program makes home internet affordable for eligible low-income families
- Forney-based Wi-Five offering CISD families free installation and no contract for home internet with confirmation of student enrollment
- Texas Cable Association member information, including Charter Communications/Spectrum, Comcast/Xfinity, Sparklight/Cable One
- Texas Education Agency online instruction information, including Altice/Suddenlink, Charter Communications/Spectrum, Comcast/Xfinity, Sparklight/Cable One, AT&T, T-Mobile, Verizon