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On Tuesday, Sprint and the Sprint Foundation announced a new initiative that will help connect 1 million low-income students. Called the 1Million Project, the multi-year initiative will provide free mobile devices, computers, and free high-speed wireless Internet connectivity to one million low-income, U.S. high school students lacking a reliable source of Internet access at home.
In our work over the last four years connecting more than 300,000 low-income people in America, we have seen the deep inequities the digital divide creates for our neediest students. We have too many students who have to do their homework in parking lots, libraries, and shopping malls just because they do not have an Internet connection at home. Every child deserves the dignity to do their homework at home and the opportunity to leverage the Internet to manifest their dreams. As part of the 1Million Project, EveryoneOn, along with other like non-profit agencies like My Brother’s Keeper Alliance, will help to ensure that low-income students across America have that opportunity.
We believe that Sprint’s 1Million Project is a worthy step forward in support of our mission to end the digital divide. This and efforts like it are an important down payments for digital inclusion for our country’s youth and their families. Everyone in America should be afforded the opportunity that the Internet brings, not just those that can afford it.
The journey continues to bring the millions of people who are still unconnected across the digital divide and it takes the work of many to reach our destination. Only by working together across sectors and silos can we break this broadband barrier once and for all.
Chief Executive Officer
Since 2012, EveryoneOn has connected, with the help of public and private stakeholders, more than 300,000 people in United States to low-cost home Internet service, devices, and digital literacy training.
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