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Connecting K–12 Student Households to Digital Access with Internet, Laptops, and Training
PHLConnectED will connect eligible K–12 student households with access to reliable internet service at no cost through June 2022. Participants will not pay any out-of-pocket expenses or installation fees. The program will also provide digital skills training and support.
There are three core components of PHLConnectED:
- Wired, high-speed, reliable internet to the home from Comcast’s Internet Essentials program, or a high-speed mobile hotspot from T-Mobile for families who are housing-insecure.
- Distribution of devices, such as Chromebooks, tablets, or computers through their school.
- Digital skills training and tech support.
PHLConnectED is possible thanks to collaboration among business and civic leaders who came together to support Philadelphia students.
Note: The above descriptive information came from the program's home page.
In The News
- Philadelphia expanding 'PHLConnectED' free student internet program, KYW, December 14, 2020.