In Chicago today, Sprint was joined by Lieutenant Governor Evelyn Sanguinetti and Illinois Public School faculty to announce new investments to Illinois Public Schools under the White House initiative, ConnectED.
The high-speed LTE broadband service Sprint brings to these schools will help more than 4,200 Illinois students stay connected at-home through a Wi-Fi hotspot. The value of Sprint’s service during the term is estimated at more than $8.09 million.
“Without internet access, millions of children, especially minority students living in low-income communities, would be left behind. This is an important step to close the digital divide,” said Lieutenant Governor Evelyn Sanguinetti. “Thank you to Sprint for their leadership and generosity in helping us close that divide.”
Read more about Sprint providing free broadband to Illinois students by visiting the Sprint Newsroom.