Student Internet Access Concerns Rise as Discounted Hotspot Programs End
May 7, 2020K12Dive
As discounted hotspot programs phase out, school leaders worry low-income families will have difficulty maintaining access to the internet during school closures, District Administration reports.
Options remain, however, with one expert noting that some companies plan to continue $10-a-month programs beyond COVID-19. While plans vary, some only require families to fill out applications showing students are on free or reduced-priced lunch — though in some cases, hardware is still backordered.