Bridging the Digital Divide



Sprint announced it will begin a four-year commitment of offering free broadband connectivity to the Pomona, Calif., Unified School District to 300 students at the School of Extended Educational Options (SEEO). The high-speed LTE broadband service will help students stay connected at-home through a Wi-Fi hotspot. The value of Sprint’s service during the term is estimated at $576,000.

Last year, Sprint pledged to provide wireless broadband connectivity for 50,000 low-income K-12 students across the U.S. as part of the White House initiative, ConnectED – a public and private effort to get technology into classrooms and into the hands of teachers and students to help bridge the “digital divide.” SEEO is one of the first schools to come online with Sprint.



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