Reynolds School District receives almost 900 hotspots from T-Mobile

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T-Mobile has kept true to its word of providing internet access to low-income students. This is their promise to help these students be able to continue their education through distance learning. And today, one of the recipients of the grant received almost 900 hotspots from T-Mobile.

The Reynolds School District recently received 891 small, mobile internet hook-ups. This is part of T-Mobile’s 10 Million Project, which aims to provide free internet access and hotspots to a total of 10 million eligible families throughout the country.  

In the announcement, Reynolds School District’s superintendent Danna Diaz shared:

“Receiving this grant will enable students to better access the internet for homework, classes, and other educational programs.”

T-Mobile’s program provides a free hotspot to the school district. In addition to this, students who are on a free and reduced-price lunch are also eligible to get a hotspot device. As long as they continue attending a Reynolds school, they are able to keep their hotspots throughout the five-year period of the grant.  

According to the report, the school’s technology services department will be the one to decide which students will need the hotspot the most. 

 

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  • James Symmonds

    So is this supposed to be like that article where Tmo pulled out of some miscellaneous shopping mall that it was assumed we all knew where it was? Is this the only school district that got these? The first one?

    • marque2

      To be fair it is nice we have someone new who is actively looking for the tmobile articles. The site was rather slow and behind before, but now seems to come alive again.

  • steveb944

    900? That’s paltry. At this rate they’ll reach 10 million in 10 years.

  • JG

    I wonder why they stopped at 900.

    Per the Reynold’s website:

    The district currently provides basic educational services to 1,086 pupils

    So everyone but some unlucky 186 students get a hotspot?

    I suppose it might make sense that they did 1 per family/household rather than 1 per student. Siblings could both connect to the same hotspot while home doing their homework.

    Or are they assuming kindergartners and maybe first graders are too young and don’t need internet to do their homework?

    • Greg Dalin

      possibly some of the students have access to the internet at home?

    • Keith Stevens

      1086 pupils doesn’t mean none of them have internet.

    • SirStephenH

      Maybe at least 186 students aren’t on free or reduced lunches?

  • alfonzso

    The catch is that there needs to be T-Mobile service where these hotspots can deployed. Certainly can’t be used in rural areas where the only provider is satellite.