Thousands of East Ramapo Central School District students will soon have free internet access.
It’s all thanks to a collaboration between the district and T-Mobile.
The district is receiving 2,100 free wireless hot spots that are now being distributed to families.
About two-thirds of East Ramapo students lack access to a laptop or internet, which is why the superintendent says the initiative is vital to remote learning.
“A hot spot or Wi-Fi hub is a temporary fix. We need to work collectively as a community to figure out how we can expand consistent access throughout the community,” says Dr. Ray Giamartino, interim superintendent of East Ramapo schools.
The hot spots come with 100 free gigabytes of data a year.
The district says families who receive one can use it for as long as their child attends the district.
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