The massive telecommunications company AT&T recently announced the proposal of an Internet service that will only cost $5. Don't get the wrong idea, though. This affordable option will only be available to a small group of customers.
AT&T is dangling the appetizing idea of $5 Internet in front of the Federal Communications Commission to help push along its massive takeover of the television and Internet provider DirecTV. The program was introduced on the first of this month and has been gaining a lot of attention from a group thirsty for an affordable Internet service.
The big downside is that this cheap Internet option will only be available for low-income customers. That means that only the people who can prove financial need and those who are on food stamps can qualify for this service.
An official filing from AT&T confirmed this low-income program. The statement said, "AT&T will make a low-income discount program available to qualifying consumers in its wireline footprint for four years beginning a reasonable time period after closing."