PSA Sprint to provide Students with Internet, phone, tablet, laptop or hotspot for up to 3GB by January 2017
Thread DetailsLast Edited by monkeybiz October 11, 2016 at 05:18 PM
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The internet has created amazing opportunities for education. Sadly, it's also created a gap between families that can afford home internet access and 5 million families with school-aged children that can't.
1 For those living paycheck to paycheck, food, shelter and utilities understandably take a higher priority over internet access.
But since 70 percent of teachers are now assigning internet-based homework,
2 connectivity isn't a luxury - it's an absolute necessity for students. Nearly half of 14- to 18-year-olds report using a library computer primarily for homework.
3 Students lacking home internet access are cut off from a future of possibilities.
Quote :According to Claure, Sprint will try to be "flexible" regarding which devices eligible high school students can choose. The Sprint CEO further adds that various manufacturers are already on board with this initiative, committing to providing the devices for free.
High school students who receive a free device as part of the 1Million Project will also get a free 3 GB LTE data plan, with an additional 2 GB of lower 2G speeds once the data cap is reached. Sprint plans to pilot the program in January 2017 and ensure that disadvantaged students have internet access for up to four years of high school.