CCC students raise awareness for Access from AT&T

Published 4:05 pm Friday, February 10, 2017

COLUMBIANA- The Shelby County College and Career Center Family, Career and Community Leaders of America set up a table at the Piggly Wiggly to raise awareness about Access from AT&T on Thursday, Feb. 9 from 3:30 to 6 p.m. Access from AT&T is a program designed to make the Internet more accessible to low-income households.

“FCCLA has partnered with AT&T to provide Internet access to families with children who can’t afford Internet access,” CCC teacher Leah Marlett said. “Anyone who is on SNAP can get Internet service from five to ten dollars per month. AT&T will install everything.”

Marlett said schools utilize the Internet for their curriculums at an increasing rate, which means that it is necessary for students.

“By now, everyone should have access to the Internet. In schools, everything has gone online. There are online classes. You have to be able to do homework online. Every child should be able to have this,” Marlett said.

Marlett said Alabama is one of 21 states that are participating in the Access from AT&T program. AT&T granted $50 to the Shelby County College and Career Center FCCLA program, which will be used to help four students attend an FCCLA competition.

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