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K-12 Bridge
to Broadband

Connect students to broadband for remote learning.

A new initiative to help connect students to broadband for remote learning.

We’ve teamed up with regional and national internet service providers to launch programs that enable states and school districts to identify students without broadband and purchase service for low-income families. Together we have developed a framework of five core principles for ISPs to 1) confidentially share information to identify students without broadband at home and 2) enable states and school districts to purchase Internet service for families through sponsored service agreements.

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K-12 Bridge to Broadband Core Principles

1

Sponsored Service

Companies will create a “sponsored” service offering for school districts or other entities.

A Guide to Sponsored Service: K-12 Bridge to Broadband

2

Identify Student Need

Companies will work together with school districts to identify which students need service.

3

Standardize Eligibility

Companies will agree to a baseline set of eligibility standards.

4

Facilitate Enrollment

Companies will minimize the amount of information necessary to sign up families.

5

Protect Privacy

Companies should not use school-supplied information for targeted marketing to families covered by the program.

Chicago Connected

Discover how Chicago is working in partnership with Internet Service Providers to provide stable high-speed Internet access to students who need it the most.

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A-Z of Participating Internet Service Providers

Find a complete list of participating internet service providers below. Use the links and contact details to learn about their sponsored service offering and how they partner with school districts to identify students without broadband.

North Dakota

99.8% of rural students have home Internet access to continue online instruction. Learn how state action bridged the COVID-19 home access gap.

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