AT&T has announced that it is giving free wireless data to school districts to provide to students as they adjust to learning from home.
According to a release from AT&T, qualified schools including K-12, colleges and universities across the country that are activating new lines for school-issued tablets, 4G LTE-enabled laptops and hotspot devices will get unlimited wireless data service for free for 60 days to offer to their students through May 22.
In addition, AT&T is offering the following to schools:
- Video Conferencing Help: New customers in K-12 education, as well as healthcare and non-profit social services can get AT&T Office@Hand Premium for free to for up to 60 days. This provides fully integrated phone, fax, messaging capabilities and HD video conferencing for up to 100 users.
- Home Internet: As an expanded low-cost option for home Internet service, the Access from AT&T program to households participating in the National School Lunch Program and Head Start are eligible. They’re also offering new access from AT&T customers two months of free service.
- Distance Learning: AT&T is launching a $10 million Distance Learning and Family Connections Fund. The fund launched with a $1 million contribution to Khan Academy – to help them improve and expand online learning resources to meet the growing demand from parents, teachers and students.
AT&T is also providing 60 days of free access and unlimited usage of Caribu, a video-calling application that allows family members to read, draw, and play games with one another while at different locations.
For more information on these education offers, visit www.About.ATT.com/pages/COVID-19.html#communities.