AT&T uses loophole to deny low-income internet discounts

By Steve Dent, Engadget

As a condition for AT&T’s merger with DirecTV, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) requires that it offer $5 or $10 internet service to people on the SNAP low-income assistance program. If internet speeds are between 3-5 Mbps, folks should pay $5 per month, or $10 per month for speeds between 5-10 Mbps. So, if speeds are lower than 3 Mbps, do folks then pay $5 per month or less?

Not according to AT&T.

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