If a child in your home qualifies for the National School Lunch Program, you may be eligible for very affordable broadband service
- $9.95 per month
- 150 GB data per month
- No set-up fee
Suddenlink is a participant in Connect2Compete, EveryoneOn’s flagship program providing affordable Internet and devices to students and families that qualify for the National School Lunch Program.
You may be eligible to participate if your household has at least one child enrolled in the National School Lunch Program, not subscribed to Suddenlink service within the last 90 days, and does not have an overdue bills or unreturned equipment.
Suddenlink is a member of the EveryoneOn/Connect2Compete coalition. Like all the other cable and telephone companies, it offers high speed, low-cost wireless internet access to low income residents of the areas they serve. You may be eligible if you live in a Suddenlink service area in 16 states — Arkansas, Arizona, California, Idaho, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Missouri, Mississippi, North Carolina, New Mexico, Ohio, Oklahoma, Texas, Virginia, and West Virginia.
Here are the basics of Suddenlink’s offer: If you qualify (more about that can be found below), you can get high-speed internet service for just $9.95 per month. 150 GB of data per month, to be exact. And that’s ideal for anyone who’s not downloading lots of movies or other huge files. One more benefit from Suddenlink — there’s no set-up fee with its EveryoneOn/Connect2Compete plan.
High-speed internet for low-income Americans
Nearly half of families with household incomes below $30,000 per year have no home internet access. Since so much of the world is only available online, that is obviously a major issue for everyone who lives in those homes. Unemployment is a persistent issue in those households and the lack of internet service means adults find it almost impossible to communicate with potential employers. Similarly, lack of internet access makes it difficult to communicate with doctors. And for children, a lack of internet service makes it terribly difficult to complete homework assignments.
Suddenlink, along with all the other members of the Connect2Compete coalition, is dedicated to eliminating the gaping Digital Divide that separates the internet usage of wealthy Americans and more financially-insecure Americans. In other words, needy Americans are falling behind in life because they don’t have the kind of high-speed internet access available to richer Americans. And the coalition believes America will succeed if we help financially-challenged Americans succeed.
Are you eligible? Here’s how to qualify.
Do you qualify for Suddenlink’s high-speed, low-income plan? There’s one very simple way to qualify, and a few quirky ways you can be disqualified. We’ll explain both sides of the qualification equation.
How to qualify: If any child in your household is eligible for the National School Lunch Program and if you live in an area served by Suddenlink, you may be able to sign up for high-speed broadband internet service in your home for just $9.95 per month.
There are two things in the preceding paragraph that you need to pay attention to: First, the rules say that at least one child in your household needs to be eligible for the National School Lunch Progam, not that they have to be currently participating in it. In other words, don’t be scared off if your child doesn’t participate. You may still be eligible.
3 quirky ways you could be ineligible for $9.95 per month high-speed internet
Like we said, there are three quirky things that could make you ineligible for Suddenlink’s $9.95 per month high-speed internet program. Make sure you understand what they are.
Quirk #1: No children in your home? Sorry, but you’re not eligible. No children in your home who qualify for the National School Lunch Program? Sorry, you’re not eligible, either.
Quirk #2: If you’ve had Suddenlink service within the last 90 days, you’re not eligible for this special low-cost program. If you’re a current Suddenlink customer, you can become eligible by canceling your service and then waiting until 90 days is up. If you’re a former customer who canceled service within the last 90 days, you, too, need to wait until your service has been inactive for a full 90 days before reapplying.
Quirk #3: You are not eligible for this special low-priced program if you have any outstanding Suddenlink bills or any unreturned Suddenlink equipment. The only solution is to pay off the balance on your overdue account or take back any Suddenlink equipment you failed to return. Solve those problems and you’ll immediately become eligible.
Suddenlink will put you on their $9.95 per month high-speed internet plan for up to two years. And you’ll continue to receive this special price as long as at least one child in your home is eligible for the National School Lunch Program.
Is that cool or what?
Low-priced internet is just the beginning. Suddenlink offers so much more.
Suddenlink and Connect2Compete have really put a lot of thought into this program and they know exactly what you really need.
For example, they know the Digital Divide can’t be bridged with internet access alone, so they’ve also put together a program that offers qualifying low-income families laptop computers for as little as $162 and tablets just $142. They all come pre-loaded with Microsoft Office. Shipping is free and every computer comes with a 90-day warranty. Suddenlink and Connect2Compete also offer all the computer and internet training you’ll need.
How to Apply to Suddenlink’s Connect2Compete Plan
Like most partners of the Connect2Compete program, you need to apply not at their website, but at EveryoneOn.org. At Everyoneon, you will supply your zip code and the website or the representative will tell if you Suddenlink is available at your address.
Enroll at: EveryoneOn.org, or call them at 800-446-2031.
There seems to be a little confusion regarding Suddenlink’s size and rank in the telecommunications world.
For example, Wikipedia says, “Suddenlink Communications, formerly Cebridge Connections, is the 9th largest provider of cable broadband services (based on coverage area) in the United States with coverage available to approximately 5.7 million subscribers.”
But the company’s website days, “Suddenlink is the seventh largest cable broadband company in the United States, supporting the information, communication and entertainment demands of approximately 1.4 million residential customers and thousands of commercial customers in Arkansas, California, Louisiana, Missouri, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Texas, West Virginia, and elsewhere. Suddenlink simplifies its customers’ lives through one call for support, one connection, and one bill for TV, Internet, phone, and other services.”
No matter whether the company is the 7th largest or 9th largest is really immaterial to the many millions of Americans who desperately need low-cost, high-speed internet service. To anyone living in the company’s service area, Suddenlink is number one.
But let’s clear up what the meaning of “elsewhere” in Suddenlink’s description of itself. Suddenlink now offers cable television and high-speed internet in 16 states — Arkansas, Arizona, California, Idaho, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Missouri, Mississippi, North Carolina, New Mexico, Ohio, Oklahoma, Texas, Virginia, and West Virginia.
Suddenlink Contact Info:
Cities in which Suddenlink offers Low-Income Internet
Cable companies constantly buy, sell and exchange municipal franchises, and bid against each other for new and existing municipal franchises. In other words, the following information was correct as of its publication date.
Has Suddenlink added to the list of cities it serves? Has it left other cities? We recommend double checking to make sure you’re working with the latest, most accurate information.
BroadbandNow.com, one of the major websites the high speed internet industry, was the source of the following information:
ARKANSAS – Arkadelphia, Atkins, Austin, Batesville, Benton, Booneville, Cabot, Clarksville, Clinton, Conway, Dardanelle, Dover, El Dorado, Forrest City, Greenwood, Harrisburg, Heber Springs, Hope, Hot Springs, Hot Springs Village, Jacksonville, Jonesboro, Lonoke, Magnolia, Malvern, Marianna, Marion, Mena, Morrilton, Mountain Home, Nashville, Newport, North Little Rock, Ozark, Paragould, Pine Bluff, Pocahontas, Russellville, Searcy, Sheridan, Sherwood, Stuttgart, Trumann, Vilonia, Waldron, Walnut Ridge, Ward, West Helena, West Memphis, White Hall, Wynne, Yellville
ARIZONA – Bullhead City, Camp Verde, Cottonwood, Dewey, Flagstaff, Fort Mohave, Golden Valley, Kingman, Lake Havasu City, Mesa, Mohave Valley, Parker, Payson, Sedona, Winslow
CALIFORNIA – Arcata, Auburn, Bishop, Blythe, Colfax, Desert Hot Springs, Eureka, Fortuna, Grass Valley, Indio, Lincoln, Mammoth Lakes, Mckinleyville, Monterey, Nevada City, Penn Valley, Salinas, San Francisco, Seaside, South Lake Tahoe, Truckee, Twentynine Palms
IDAHO – Coeur D Alene, Hayden, Post Falls, Rathdrum
KANSAS – Fort Scott, Gardner, Louisburg, Olathe, Paola, Spring Hill
KENTUCKY – Ashland, Catlettsburg, Franklin, Grayson, Inez, Louisa, Olive Hill, Paintsville, Pikeville, Prestonsburg, Russellville
LOUISIANA – Abbeville, Alexandria, Baker, Bastrop, Benton, Bossier City, Boyce, Breaux Bridge, Broussard, Bunkie, Coushatta, Dequincy, Deridder, Deville, Erath, Eunice, Fort Polk, Franklin, Haughton, Homer, Iowa, Jeanerette, Kinder, Lafayette, Lake Charles, Leesville, Many, Marksville, Maurice, Minden, Monroe, Natchitoches, New Iberia, Oakdale, Pineville, Pollock, Ruston, Saint Martinville, Shreveport, Springhill, Sulphur, Ville Platte, Vinton, Westlake, Winnfield, Youngsville, Zachary
MISSOURI – Aurora, Boonville, Branson, Brookline, California, Carl Junction, Carthage, Cassville, Grain Valley, Hollister, Independence, Jefferson City, Joplin, Lamar, Maryville, Monett, Mount Vernon, Neosho, Nixa, Oak Grove, Odessa, Ozark, Reeds Spring, Republic, Rogersville, Saint Joseph, Savannah, Springfield, Trenton, Webb City
MISSISSIPPI – Cleveland, Greenville, Greenwood, Indianola, Leland
NORTH CAROLINA – Ayden, Bailey, Chocowinity, Clinton, Elm City, Enfield, Farmville, Goldsboro, Greenville, Grifton, Havelock, Jacksonville, Kinston, La Grange, Nashville, New Bern, Pink Hill, Richlands, Rocky Mount, Seven Springs, Snow Hill, Spring Hope, Tarboro, Vanceboro, Washington, Williamston, Wilson, Winterville
NEW MEXICO – Clovis
OHIO – Aurora, Belpre, Burton, Caldwell, Cambridge, Chagrin Falls, Chardon, Chesterland, Gallipolis, Garrettsville, Geneva, Madison, Mantua, Marietta, Middlefield, Newton Falls, Pomeroy, Ravenna, Streetsboro, Warren
OKLAHOMA – Ada, Alva, Anadarko, Ardmore, Atoka, Blanchard, Bristow, Checotah, Chickasha, Clinton, Cushing, Edmond, Enid, Fort Gibson, Fort Sill, Guthrie, Henryetta, Holdenville, Hugo, Idabel, Inola, Lawton, Lexington, Locust Grove, Mannford, Marlow, Mounds, Muldrow, Muskogee, Noble, Norman, Oklahoma City, Okmulgee, Pauls Valley, Perry, Poteau, Purcell, Sallisaw, Seminole, Shawnee, Spiro, Stillwater, Tahlequah, Tulsa, Tuttle, Wagoner, Weatherford, Woodward
TEXAS – Abilene, Amarillo, Andrews, Anna, Arlington, Atascosa, Athens, Aubrey, Austin, Balch Springs, Bastrop, Baytown, Beaumont, Big Spring, Bowie, Brady, Breckenridge, Brenham, Bryan, Bullard, Burkburnett, Burnet, Caldwell, Cameron, Canton, Canyon, Carthage, Cedar Creek, Cedar Park, Celina, Center, Chandler, Childress, Cleveland, Coldspring, College Station, Colorado City, Conroe, Copperas Cove, Corpus Christi, Crockett, Crosby, Cypress, Dallas, Dayton, Decatur, Del Valle, Denton, Diboll, Elgin, Fairfield, Farmersville, Flint, Forney, Fort Worth, Fredericksburg, Frisco, Gainesville, Garland, Georgetown, Gilmer, Gladewater, Graham, Grand Saline, Greenville, Hallsville, Hawkins, Hearne, Henderson, Hereford, Houston, Huffman, Humble, Huntington, Huntsville, Hutto, Iowa Park, Jacksonville, Jefferson, Kaufman, Kempner, Kerrville, Kilgore, Killeen, Kingwood, Krum, Lampasas, Leander, Liberty, Liberty Hill, Lindale, Little Elm, Livingston, Longview, Lubbock, Lufkin, Mabank, Madisonville, Magnolia, Manor, Marble Falls, Marshall, Mckinney, Mesquite, Midland, Mineola, Mineral Wells, Monahans, Montgomery, Mount Pleasant, Mount Vernon, Muleshoe, Nacogdoches, Navasota, New Caney, Odessa, Overton, Palestine, Paris, Pearsall, Pecos, Pflugerville, Pilot Point, Pittsburg, Plainview, Plano, Porter, Post, Princeton, Prosper, Quinlan, Quitman, Rockdale, Rockwall, Round Rock, Rowlett, Royse City, Rusk, Sachse, San Angelo, San Antonio, San Augustine, Sanger, Seagoville, Shepherd, Sherman, Slaton, Smithville, Snyder, Splendora, Spring, Sulphur Springs, Sweetwater, Terrell, The Colony, Tomball, Trinity, Troup, Tyler, Van Alstyne, Vernon, Victoria, Weatherford, White Oak, Whitehouse, Whitesboro, Wichita Falls, Willis, Wills Point, Winnsboro, Wylie, Yoakum
VIRGINIA – Grundy
WEST VIRGINIA – Barboursville, Beaver, Beckley, Bluefield, Bridgeport, Buckhannon, Chapmanville, Charleston, Clarksburg, Dunbar, Elkins, Elkview, Fairmont, Fayetteville, Grafton, Huntington, Hurricane, Lewisburg, Milton, Mount Hope, New Martinsville, Nitro, Oak Hill, Parkersburg, Philippi, Point Pleasant, Princeton, Ravenswood, Ripley, Saint Albans, Salem, Scott Depot, Spencer, Summersville, Vienna, Wayne, Weston, Williamson