FOR STATES, CITIES & SCHOOL DISTRICTS

Programs to Close
The Broadband Affordability Gap

OUR PROGRAMS 

No Home Left Offline

18 million U.S. households have access to Internet service but cannot afford to connect. This broadband  affordability gap is two-thirds of America’s digital divide, and disproportionately impacts Black and Latinx communities. Our programs aim to address the key barriers that households experience accessing federal broadband programs and low-cost Internet plans.

LEVERAGE DATA TO IDENTIFY THE UNCONNECTED

K-12 Bridge to Broadband

School districts can partner with ISPs to identify unconnected student households.

The first step in closing the broadband affordability gap is having data in hand that identifies which households are unconnected. Our K-12 Bridge to Broadband program leverages partnerships with Internet Service Providers (ISPs) to quickly and accurately identify unconnected students and the ISPs that can serve them.

The program is built around a secure data exchange platform that produces actionable datasets and visualizations so that school district leaders can optimize their use of federal funding.

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REMOVE THE BARRIERS TO ADOPTION

Broadband Adoption Centers

Tools to accelerate adoption of federal broadband programs and low-cost Internet plans.

The subsidy adoption program supports city and community leaders in driving adoption of free Internet within their unconnected communities. Low-cost and even fully subsidized broadband offerings tend to have low adoption rates. Significant challenges exist for households to access these services, for community institutions to make them available, and for internet providers to support their implementation.

This program will address these barriers by providing cities and school districts with stakeholder and project management capacity, strategic outreach support, tools and systems to track progress, and internet provider partnership expertise in order to drive high rates of adoption of broadband services for low-income households.

ELIMINATE THE NEED TO SIGN-UP FOR SERVICE

Free Apartment
Wi-Fi

A solution for bringing free Wi-Fi to residents in low-income apartment buildings.​

20-25% of households impacted by the affordability gap live in apartment buildings. Our Apartment Wi-Fi program is a partnership between EducationSuperHighway, city leadership, and building owners to bring free Wi-Fi to residents through a solution that is cost-effective, simple to implement, and easy for residents to access. Our team supports city leaders through all aspects of the process by:
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