Student Internet Access Concerns Rise as Discounted Hotspot Programs End
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- 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.