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AT&T set to provide mid-school students with $100 million worth of mobile broadband access

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AT&T set to provide mid-school students with $100 million worth of mobile broadband access
AT&T announced today that it would pledge $100 million worth of free broadband access to various "educational websites, applications and services" in order to aid middle-schoolers and their tutors alike. According to the company, the free broadband access will allow tablets and mobile devices to be used for more educational purposes. AT&T's project, which is set to last three years, will "support student learning in new and more effective ways". AT&T's program is part of President Obama's ConnectED project, which purpose is to "build high-speed digital connections to America's schools and libraries". Both the US government and the private sector cooperate in the ConnectED project.


The telecommunication giant is also set to invest nearly $350 million for education as a part of its Aspire program. Launched back in 2008, its purpose is to help disadvantaged students graduate high school and get into college or find a suitable job afterwards. The company says that more than 1 million students across the USA have been affected thanks to the Aspire initiative.

source: AT&T, The White House via PRNewswire

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