Five great ways to get
cheap internet

Includes special subsidized programs

for low-income Americans
Who’s online in America?!
And who’s not?
Computer and internet usage at home over time
100%
Computer usage at home
Internet usage at home

Value Axis

75%

First,!...
Low-income decreases internet access

Low-income
Americans have!
less access

Households with internet at home

51.5%

Und...
Computer and internet usage by race & ethnicity
100%
Black
Hispanc
White
Asian

Value Axis

75%

The dramatic
impact of ra...
How can low-income!
Americans get online?
Three primary programs
Special internet access programs have been set up just for lowincome Americans. The primary provide...
Other low-cost programs
If ineligible for a low-income program, there are other inexpensive
programs that could meet the n...
There’s also free internet
Anyone can get free monthly internet service from companies like
NetZero, FreedomPop and others...
Coming soon: 

Cheap government internet?
And the best news of all is that government-subsidized
internet programs are on ...
Many cheap and free options

now available to choose from
A quick review of the programs:
•

Subsidized programs:

Interne...
Let’s get everyone online
CheapInternet.com
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The Digital Divide has created a country of Internet Haves and Internet Have Nots. But there are programs designed especially for Americans who cannot afford expensive, traditional plans. This presentation shows what those programs are, and shares some stats on the sad state of broadband in this country. For details on all the programs, visit http://www.cheapinternet.com.

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5 ways to get cheap internet - including low-income programs

  1. 1. Five great ways to get cheap internet Includes special subsidized programs
 for low-income Americans
  2. 2. Who’s online in America?! And who’s not?
  3. 3. Computer and internet usage at home over time 100% Computer usage at home Internet usage at home Value Axis 75% First,! the good news 50% Computer and internet usage is increasing. " " But this general growth hides a disparity among the haves and have-nots." 25% " The bad news is… 0% 1997 2000 2001 2003 2007 2009 2010 2011
  4. 4. Low-income decreases internet access Low-income Americans have! less access Households with internet at home 51.5% Under $50,000 a year April 72.8% $50,000 a year and over 0 0.2 0.4 Home internet usage drops as household income drops." 0.6 0.8 Individuals with internet access somewhere Under $50,000 a year 57% April 82.50% $50,000 a year and over 0 0.225 0.45 0.675 0.9 " Individuals in those households also have less access out of the home.
  5. 5. Computer and internet usage by race & ethnicity 100% Black Hispanc White Asian Value Axis 75% The dramatic impact of race and ethnicity Race and ethnicity are huge factors in rates of computer and internet usage." 50% " 25% Blacks and hispanic usage is far lower than white and Asian. 0% Computer Use at Home Internet Use at Home
  6. 6. How can low-income! Americans get online?
  7. 7. Three primary programs Special internet access programs have been set up just for lowincome Americans. The primary providers are: Internet Essentials: For households with students who qualify for the National School Lunch Program. $9.95/month. Internet Basics: For those who meet low-income levels or are on government assistance (SNAP, SSI, Medicaid, etc.). $9.95/month. Connect2Compete: Various inexpensive plans offered. CHEAPINTERNET.COM
  8. 8. Other low-cost programs If ineligible for a low-income program, there are other inexpensive programs that could meet the needs of many struggling Americans looking to get online without the high cost. FreedomPop: 10GB data @ 1.5 Mbps for $9.95/month NetZero: Unlimited data @ 768 Mbps for $9.95/month In addition, there are other misc inexpensive programs CHEAPINTERNET.COM
  9. 9. There’s also free internet Anyone can get free monthly internet service from companies like NetZero, FreedomPop and others. There are strict usage limits, but 
 these are great options for those with low-use requirements. FreedomPop: 1GB data @ 1.5 Mbps, no monthly cost NetZero: 200MB mobile data @ 4G speed, no monthly cost Other plans are coming online in the future
  10. 10. Coming soon: 
 Cheap government internet? And the best news of all is that government-subsidized internet programs are on the way. • Lifeline Assistance, the “free government cell phone” program, will soon offer needy Americans broadband access at a low, subsidized price." " • Currently being tested across the country, it should be rolling out in 2014." " • An estimated 20 million have Lifeline cell phones. How many of them will also get cheap internet?
  11. 11. Many cheap and free options
 now available to choose from A quick review of the programs: • Subsidized programs:
 Internet Essentials, Internet Basics, & Connect2Compete" " • Inexpensive or free programs:
 Low-use plans from NetZero and FreedomPop." " • Coming soon: Lifeline program to offer broadband internet
  12. 12. Let’s get everyone online CheapInternet.com

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