Cut your broadband costs
With the start of a new academic year, having access to affordable, reliable internet has never been more essential. AT&T is enhancing connected learning and reducing home internet costs to ensure students get the digital resources they need.
The Aug. 9 article, “Can’t afford your internet bill? Subsidies help Ohioans get broadband,” offered assistance to make families aware of efforts to reduce home internet costs, including the federal Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP). AT&T is participating in the Affordable Connectivity Program, which provides eligible households a benefit of up to $30 a month to reduce the cost of broadband service.
In fact, those who are approved for the Affordable Connectivity Program are also eligible for our low-cost Access from AT&T program, which provides up to 100Mbps of symmetrical internet speeds for $30 per month. By combining these programs, eligible households can take advantage of free internet.
Our AT&T Connected Learning initiative is focused on helping narrow the digital divide and offers free online digital literacy courses in English or Spanish, created in collaboration with the Public Library Association. The courses, accessible at att.digitallearn.org, help participants advance their digital literacy by teaching technology basics and online safety skills.
Molly Kocour Boyle, President, AT&T Ohio
Secret Service excuse is lame
First it was the Secret Service, then the Department of Homeland Security, then high-level Pentagon officials within the Trump administration. They all destroyed text messages related to Jan. 6. They’ve all claimed that it was just part of normal information technology procedures. How lame.
They all know that they’re required by law to back up and save such information and they know how to do it. They not only knew better, they knew that their actions were illegal. Remember, these agencies had an important role in the events on and leading up to the Jan. 6 insurrection.
Now they’ve each been exposed for deleting text messages that could advance our understanding of the breadth and depth of Trump’s attempt to remain in power illegally. In some cases, it appears that phones may even have been wiped clean after texts were requested by those investigating the attempted coup.
We must not accept that this trove of potential evidence about one of the gravest threats our democracy has ever faced somehow vanished because of some routine process. The Department of Justice must get to the bottom of what happened to these missing texts relating to Jan. 6 from law enforcement and the military.
Suellen Roberts, Fairlawn
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