We’re written a lot about Connect2Compete, the national organization that’s come up with a way to bring high-speed internet access to America’s needy.
Approximately 100 million needy Americans don’t have broadband access at home and 62 million of them don’t have broadband access anywhere.
It’s a great program, and although there are a number of ways for low-income Americans to qualify for cheap internet access, remarkably low cost computers and free computer classes, the unfortunate fact is that many needy Americans do not qualify or live in areas outside Connect To Compete’s service area.
The good news is that they’ve worked out a deal with a company called Freedom Pop to offer a internet access to those people who can’t find affordable internet access anywhere else.
USA Today reports that, “Through partnerships with local Internet providers such as Freedom Pop, Comcast and Cox Communications, Connect2Compete will connect millions of low-income citizens to programs that offer free and low-cost Internet services. In areas where FreedomPop offers coverage, the company will extend an offer for a $49 “plug and play” router and free access to 1GB of wireless Internet service, with the option of an additional 12GB of service for $9.99/month, including free “auto-off” defaults to prevent overages.”
Needy Americans who fall through the cracks in the Connect To Compute program should also search CheapInternet.com for two other programs called “Internet Essentials” and “Internet Basics” that are offered by other corporations and organizations (such as Cox Communications and Comcast) that offer programs very similar to those offered by Connect To Compete.
Cheap internet is rapidly spreading across the country. Click around CheapInternet.com to find out if it’s available in your area.
Source: USA Today