Boosting internet access, affordability and adoption in Southwest Indiana

Bill Soards – President, AT&T Indiana
July 19, 2023
Broadband Access and Affordability

Boosting internet access, affordability and adoption in Southwest Indiana

When Kyson Smith heads into 3rd grade this fall, he’s going to be better prepared than before.

That’s because he was one of the 50 Vanderburgh County, Indiana, students and families who received a free refurbished laptop from AT&T. It’s part of our AT&T Connected Learning initiative and companywide $2 billion commitment from 2021-2023 to help address the digital divide through internet accessibility, affordability and safe adoption.

When Kyson and his mom, Tiffany Holtz, picked up their computer in June, they also received information explaining the federal Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP). We’re participating in the ACP to help make broadband more affordable. Eligible customers can apply the federal ACP benefit to the plan that works best for them including our “Access from AT&T” plan.1 The plan – when combined with the federal Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP) benefit – can provide no-cost home internet service for eligible households. Learn more at

Both Kyson and Tiffany say the new laptop will give him a leg up on learning, particularly in math – Kyson’s favorite subject.

Please check out the video below to hear more about how these laptop distribution events – and our AT&T Fiber project that’s under construction – are helping to bridge the digital divide in Southwest Indiana.

1 Plans up to 100Mbps and includes unlimited data. Limited availability/areas. Free internet subject to household’s continued ACP eligibility and application of the ACP benefit to Access from AT&T plans. Limit of one ACP benefit per household.