T-Mobile will give free internet to 10 million homes in need
T-Mobile will give free internet access to 10 million households in the U.S. and Puerto Rico in an effort to close the “homework gap,” the disparity in achievement between students who have internet access at home and those who do not.
CEO John Legere notes that about 15% of students have no home internet service, while most teachers assign homework that requires online access. As part of the program, T-Mobile will supply a Wi-Fi hotspot for the home and an internet connection, with up to 100GB of data annuially. Participants will be able to purchase more network equipment at company cost, the price T-Mobile pays.
According to T-Mobile, there are 35 million households and more than five million of those