T-Mobile Giving Students FREE Internet
For many of us it is hard to believe that there are still many people that don't have internet access, this is especially troubling as it concerns students.
T-Mobile recently announced that they have a goal of helping every single unconnected student in the U.S. get access to the internet connectivity they need to learn.
T-Mobile's CEO Mike Sievert took took to the company's YouTube account to announced the "Project 10Million" commitment.
Also, due to the unique learning challenges students are experiencing due to the COVID-19 pandemic, T-Mobile is working with school districts to offer additional plan options with more data to best meet their students’ current needs.
One of the biggest underlying issues T-Mobile hopes to address is the huge homework gap caused by not being able to get online. According to a press release by T-Mobile:
"More than 9 million children across the country are unable to get online to complete at-home assignments. Project 10Million offers free wireless hotspots, up to 100GB per year of free high-speed data, and access to at-cost tablets and laptops, or the equivalent value of approximately $500 annually per student household."
Considering how many students are being displaced from actual classroom, and being assigned to virtual classrooms, or online work for at least part of their curriculum the need for connectivity has dramatically increased.
From a school level, this program can make a huge difference. Schools can choose several different plans, even fully unlimited plan, free wireless hotspots and access to at-cost laptops and tablets. And it’s all still free to students.
Interested school districts can sign up today at www.t-mobile.com/p10m.