How the digital divide effects our families
Access to the internet is essential in everyday life, almost akin to running water and electricity. With the 2020 Census being administered online this year, getting harder to count individuals connected to the internet is more important than ever. While many people access the web through smart phones, a reliable high-speed connection is needed to complete homework, search for and apply for jobs, manage health care, connect with family and friends, and access resources.
Who is eligible for low-cost internet services?
- Families the receive CalFresh food assistance (SNAP) or MediCal
- Families that have children who receive free or reduced-price school lunch
- Senior over the age of 65 who receive Supplemental Security Income (SSI)
Note: individuals must live in areas served by, Spectrum, Frontier, or AT&T. Eligibility requirements and speeds very between service areas and companies. By applying the consumer understands the internet company may run a credit check in order to determine eligibility.
Enroll in a low-cost internet subscription and take the Census online when it becomes live. Find out if you qualify now by texting “Connect” to 211-211. #CountUnited #CACensus2020 #Census2020
See if you qualify to have internet for $10/month by texting “Connect” to 211-211. Once the Census becomes live, you can fill it out from the privacy of your own home. #CountUnited #CACensus2020 #Census2020