T-Mobile is launching a program aimed at delivering free internet connectivity to millions of students learning from home due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The program will offer low-cost data options to school districts to distribute to certain student households for free.
According to an announcement from the company, T-Mobile will offer “free wireless hot spots, up to 100GB per year of free high-speed data, and access to at-cost tablets and laptops” under the program.
School districts can apply on behalf of their students, according to the news release. The program is available at no charge to eligible students participating in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP).
The company said school districts will need to identify and qualify students as being participants in the NSLP.
“The project will allow school districts to apply the value of the free program to one of two new plans with more data. Schools can choose a 100GB per month option or a fully unlimited plan.”
Interested school districts can sign up at www.t-mobile.com/p10m.
Cox Media Group