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With help, some low-income families in L.A. can now afford the Internet

With help, some low-income families in L.A. can now afford the Internet

For a year, Christian Sanchez, his parents and his younger siblings lived without Internet service in their apartment in Estrada Courts — a Boyle Heights public housing project they have called home for 15 years. 

The family of five couldn’t afford it.

“For research projects, I would have to stay on campus,” said Sanchez, who is studying fashion merchandising at Los Angeles Trade-Technical College.

But on Saturday morning the family got their Internet service back after AT&T teamed up with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development as part of the ConnectHome initiative.

Through ConnectHome, Internet...

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