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AT&T Expands Home Internet Access into Pine Hills

In an effort to help close the digital gap AT&T recently expanded home internet access into the Pine Hills community. The company announced it was bringing AT&T Fiber to nearly 5,000 homes and businesses in the Orlando area, including nearly 1,000 customers in Pine Hills. This action allows customers in the impacted areas to access speeds of up to 5 gigabits per second. According to the Indicators of Broadband Need map, 10.3% of Orange County homes are without internet access. Some parts of the county, including parts of the Pine Hills area, see at least 30% of homes without internet access. AT&T is participating in the federal Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP). Eligible households can save up to $30/mo. off their internet or wireless service. The ACP is an FCC benefit program that helps ensure that households can afford the broadband they need for work, school, healthcare, and more. So just who Is Eligible for the Affordable Connectivity Program? A household is eligible if the household income is at or below 200% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines, or if a member of the household meets at least one of the criteria below:

  • Received a Federal Pell Grant during the current award year;

  • Meets the eligibility criteria for a participating provider's existing low-income internet program;

  • Participates in one of these assistance programs: Free and Reduced-Price School Lunch Program or School Breakfast Program, including at U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Community Eligibility Provision schools.

  • SNAP

  • Medicaid

  • Federal Housing Assistance, including: Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) Program (Section 8 Vouchers)

  • Project-Based Rental Assistance (PBRA)/Section 202/ Section 811

  • Public Housing

  • Affordable Housing Programs for American Indians, Alaska Natives or Native Hawaiians

  • Supplemental Security Income (SSI)

  • WIC

Veterans Pension or Survivor Benefits For more information and to determine if you qualify, visit affordable-connectivity-program/

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