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The wireless industry’s Connecting Kids Initiative is a new resource for schools and school districts to help keep kids learning in these unprecedented times. Schools districts are encouraged to submit their connectivity needs and we will help connect them to wireless operators in their communities.

Millions of kids are learning from home for the first time because of COVID-19. One of the challenges is that not all children have access to broadband.

Already in the past month, the wireless industry has helped provide service to hundreds of thousands of kids for the first time thanks to some great new initiatives as well as partnerships with school districts and others in the education community. You can read more about some of those steps here.

FOR PARENTS AND TEACHERS
Please reach out directly to your wireless provider to explore your options to enable hotspot-functionality on your smartphone or other wireless device to support remote learning. Please share this initiative with your school district, as we can only process requests from school districts.

FOR SCHOOL DISTRICTS
The submission must be from an official representative of a school district with responsibility for procuring and managing technology and connectivity solutions. We will share your request with participating wireless operators in your community that are working hard to connect kids and families. Please remember there may be other broadband options in your community beyond our participating carriers that could help address your needs as well. Carriers will follow-up with you directly if there is a good match. Please direct any questions to ConnectKids@ctia.org.

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