Sprint to Give 1 Million Devices With Service to Disadvantaged Students

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My Brother’s Keeper, an initiative began by President Obama in 2014 to help minority males, is getting a boost from Sprint this week. Announced this morning, Sprint is donating one million Internet-connected devices, plus service for these devices, to youth who don’t have access to the Internet at home. 

According to Sprint, the program will help eliminate the “Homework Gap” that puts, “low-income students at a major disadvantage because they don’t have ready access to the internet needed for completing homework, communicating with teachers, or applying for jobs, scholarships or college.”

As announced, Sprint will work with non-profit agencies that will help recruit community organizations — schools, libraries, etc. — to get devices and service into the hands of kids who genuinely need it. Sprint is granting access to their network for up to four years for free, which is the typical duration of high school.

Sprint will also determine what solution will match up with best with a potential student, whether it be a smartphone, tablet, laptop, or hotspot device. Service includes 3GB of high-speed data a month. Unlimited data is available at 2G speeds if usage exceeds 3GB in a month. Those who receive a smartphone can use it as a hotspot and for unlimited domestic calls/texts while on the Sprint network, too.

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