(WXYZ) - AT&T reports that fewer than 30 percent of schools have the broadband teachers need to instruct their classrooms using today's technology.
So, the communications giant has pledged $100 million in an initiative to provide 50,000 middle and high school students in Title 1 schools with free internet connectivity over the company's 4G mobile broadband network.
“Technology has the ability to equalize education opportunities, which in turn leads to greater student success in the classroom and increasing graduation rates,” said Stephen McGaw, Chief Marketing Officer/Business Solutions, AT&T in a press release. “We are proud to be part of the ConnectED initiative and to bring an education-based broadband solution to students who are underserved. All students deserve the tools to reach their full potential.”
Schools and districts can apply for the program by going HERE. Applications are due on July 15.