TruConnect Sponsors Community Event with Special Guest Speaker State Senator Ben Hueso
Find Out About The Lifeline Program to Access Free Wireless Broadband Services
SAN DIEGO, CA – OCTOBER 21, 2020 -- TruConnect, a Los Angeles based telecommunications company and the second largest provider of Lifeline services in California, is proud to sponsor a community event with special guest speaker, State Senator Ben Hueso (D-San Diego). The event will take place this Wednesday October 21st at Community Through Hope in Chula Vista. Senator Hueso will speak with community members about the growing digital divide and educate attendees about a government program called Lifeline.
Several months into the pandemic, millions of Americans are still unable to access the internet. According to USA Facts, 34% of folks without internet reported not having access because they were unable to afford it, while 4% because they did not have a home computer or smart device.
Senator Ben Hueso will educate audiences about a program that addresses these barriers: TruConnect's Lifeline.
Lifeline is a decades-old program put in place by the Reagan Administration, meant to help low income families afford internet services. Right now, there are an estimated 30-40 million Americans who qualify for this assistance program, and have yet to register. Could you be one of them?
Don't miss this special opportunity to learn more about TruConnect's Lifeline program and how to register your family today.
ABOUT SENATOR BEN HUESO
Ben Hueso was elected as California State Senator for the 40th District in March of 2013. He represents the cities of Imperial Beach, Chula Vista, National City, portions of the City of San Diego and the Imperial County. In January 2019, Senator Hueso was reappointed by the Senate Pro Tempore to serve as Chair of the Senate Committee on Energy, Utilities and Communications. He was also reappointed to the Senate Banking and Financial Institutions, Insurance, Natural Resources and Water, and Governmental Organization Committees.
Since assuming office, Senator Hueso has worked extensively on initiatives regarding water quality, consumer protection, public safety and job creation. He is also a strong advocate for education, environmental issues and binational affairs, and chairs the Select Committee on California-Mexico Cooperation. He is a member of the California Latino Legislative Caucus and served as Chair from 2017-2018.
TruConnect is a nationwide wireless service provider that is committed to making customer communication needs more flexible and affordable. TruConnect believes that affordable services should be available for everyone, so TruConnect offers Lifeline and Pay-As-You-Go, "plans built for your life".
Lifeline is a state and federal government program that provides affordable wireless service to low-income consumers. The Lifeline program is only available to consumers who can provide documentation for eligibility based on either income or participation in public assistance programs such as SNAP and Medicaid. Only one Lifeline service is allowed per household. TruConnect currently offers Lifeline service to residents in Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Georgia, Idaho, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New York, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Texas, Utah, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands – with more coming soon.
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