T-Cellular launches $10.7B initiative to get extra underserved college students on-line for distant studying

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With distant studying ramping up in class districts throughout the nation, T-Cellular is launching a $10.7 billion initiative designed to assist join tens of millions of underserved scholar households to the web for free of charge.

The Bellevue, Wash.-based wi-fi service’s “Project 10Million” gives free wi-fi hotspots, as much as 100GB per yr of free high-speed information, and entry to at-cost tablets and laptops, or the equal worth of roughly $500 yearly per scholar family, the corporate stated in a information launch on Thursday. College districts should apply to be enrolled in this system.

The challenge is supposed to slim the hole in web accessibility as 50 million college students are pressured to study on-line through the COVID-19 pandemic and greater than 9 million college students are unable to attach at dwelling.

As a part of its “Un-carrier 1.0 5G for Good” commitments, T-Cellular beforehand introduced two different initiatives: “Connecting Heroes,” to permit any public and non-profit state and native fireplace, police and EMS departments to get free limitless discuss, textual content and smartphone information “with the highest network priority”; and “T-Mobile Connect,” which minimize the price of the service’s lowest-priced plan in half to $15.

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