Sprint has launched an online application portal to provide home broadband to students in the US under the White House ConnectED Initiative. Through the ConnectED Initiative, the White House is aiming to give 99% of US students high-speed internet access in the next five years to improve educational resources in the US.
Starting today,educational institutions and school districts can use the online application portal to apply to be a part of the program, and qualify, before Sprint connects students to the web. Schools that are selected to be a part of the program will receive up to four years of Sprint’s Spark high-speed wireless broadband Connectivity. Up to 50,000 students across the U.S. will be able to take advantage of their school’s digital learning curriculum and resources outside the classroom.
Commenting on the Sprint ConnectED Portal, Sprint CEO Dan Hesse said,
“With the new school year, Sprint will take a major first step in our four-year commitment to this dynamic White House initiative. Helping to close the digital divide is an issue of great importance to Sprint, and we believe schools and students will benefit from using our new wireless network for mobile learning opportunities beyond the classroom.”
Sprint will approve schools based on their digital learning programs as well as the availability of Sprint Spark services in their area. To Know more about the ConnectED Initiative click here. And also tell us, what do you think about the ConnectED Initiative for the US students and involvement of the big company like Sprint in a good cause? Check the links below for more information on Sprint’s ConnectED Program.