said by tshirt: said by Mr Matt:
Better test, if customer is entitled to food stamps they should qualify for the reduced rate. This would be a good issue for the FCC to review.
Not really a good test, as this program is aimed at school age children, which are not a requirement for food stamps.
Federal Free Lunch programs and SNAP (Welfare/Food Stamps) kind of work hand in hand. If your household meets the 130% poverty threshold to get your children on a Free Lunch program - chances are that your household already receives SNAP.
I just needed to state the obvious...
You are correct that this program to get $10 Internet is only aimed at households with school aged children though. The Federal Free Lunch program would be the quickest way to validate a) school age children b) household meets definition of poverty.
Aside from the scam artists - you will not find too many households without children that usually can qualify for SNAP (Welfare/Food Stamps). Many households which have two adults earning at least minimum wage would require at least 2-3 children to qualify for any type of assistance.