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Helping ensure home internet access is not a barrier to a child’s education.

We’re committed to help close the homework gap by offering school districts free internet access and mobile hotspots for 10 million eligible households. And, due to COVID-19 many schools are completely online, so we’re offering school districts low-cost options to increased monthly data plans to provide connectivity to their students for free.

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Bridging the homework gap for millions of children.

Now that T-Mobile and Sprint have merged, we can do amazing things to create greater equity for students, starting with a $10 billion, 5-year commitment to ensure students have connectivity at home.

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Get the connectivity all your students will need.

Project 10Million gives eligible households 100GB of data per year and a FREE mobile hotspot for 5 years. Plus, participating school districts have the option to apply the value of the free program, up to $500/year per student, towards additional data plans based on your students needs.

What can a student do with 100GB of data?

It’s enough data for any one of the following:

  • 140 hours

    Streaming school videos

  • 320 hours

    Of online virtual learning

  • 5,000 hours

    Of internet research

  • 200 hours

    Of online college test prep

Getting started is easy.

Who is eligible for Project 10Million?

Eligibility for free program is based on school or school district students enrolled in the National School Lunch Program and is for students grades K-12.

How do school administrators apply?

Interested schools or school districts can fill out a program request form. Upon receiving your application, a T-Mobile education expert will contact you.

How will devices be distributed?

All hotspots and other devices will be provided to eligible households by their school.

How can I get my child’s school connected?

For parents or guardians with a child interested in Project 10Million, please raise your school’s hand and complete the form below.

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The devices you need to stay connected.

School districts will receive one FREE mobile hotspot per eligible household. Schools can also purchase additional devices at cost:

  • Coolpad Tasker tablet
  • Samsung Chromebook 4
  • Lenovo 100e Chromebook 2nd Gen
  • Lenovo 100e Windows PC 2nd Gen (Coming soon)

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Leading the charge to help close the homework gap.

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It’s time to close the digital divide.

The COVID-19 pandemic has put an unfortunate spotlight on the huge disparity between kids with and without home internet access. This will go on unless we collectively act.

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Rising to the Coronavirus challenge by prioritizing student connectivity.

Hard-working and dedicated education professionals all across the country are giving it their all to meet this urgent need. And the new T-Mobile team is giving it our all to be there for them.

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Shifting to distance learning.

In this webinar series, T-Mobile for Education and the Learning Counsel bring together education leaders and vendors to tackle “what do we do right now?”

Using our network for good to empower the next generation.
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Providing connectivity in and out of the classroom.

From urban cities to rural America, students across the U.S. can benefit from the reach and capacity of our nationwide network with reliable, dependable service—when and where it's needed most.

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Questions about Project 10Million?

What is Project 10Million?

 Project 10Million is an  initiative aimed at delivering internet connectivity to millions of underserved student households at no cost to them. Partnering with school districts across the country, the program offers free wireless hotspots and free high-speed data – and access to at-cost laptops and tablets (equal to the value of approximately $500).

And as the COVID-19 pandemic makes remote learning the new norm for millions of students across the U.S., the Un-carrier is enhancing Project 10Million to offer more low-cost data options, including unlimited, for school districts to pass on to student households at no cost to them. Each eligible student HH can still get the 100GB/year plan for FREE OR their school district can apply that same subsidy value of approx. $500 towards plans that offer more data. One new plan offers 100GB per month - about 3x the data we saw used by students at start of pandemic.   

And we’re offering an unlimited option, too. All options are still completely free to students! 

Who is eligible?

School districts can apply on behalf of their students to participate. Project 10Million offers free hotspots and 100GBs/year and access to at-cost laptops and tablets, to eligible students participating in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP) - one per household. Districts will need identify and qualify students as being NSLP-participants. We also enhanced Project 10Million to offer more low-cost data options, including unlimited, for school districts to pass on to all of their students at no cost to them.

Note: Students or parents (of students) who wish to enroll should talk to their school administrator (Principal or Counsellor) to see if their school district is participating in Project 10Million.

  • If your school district is already signed up, work with your school administrator to see if your child is eligible.
  • If your district hasn’t signed up, talk to your school administrator about starting the application process. The first step for the school district is to fill out the Interest Form via the link on this page. Parents can also take action by filling out the “Raise a Hand” form on this page to connect your school district with a T-Mobile Government Account Expert who will work with them to see if the district is a good fit for the program.
  • T-Mobile retail stores and T-Mobile customer care are not able to enroll individual students.

What do you get if you are accepted into the program?

Through their school districts, students can get FREE hotspot devices, FREE high-speed data, and access to at-cost laptops and tablets. And, we also give school districts the option to apply the subsidy value of the free program – approximately $500 - towards plans that offer more data (100GB/month) or even unlimited data. All still completely free to students.

How do school districts sign up?

It’s easy! School district administrators can submit an Interest Form via the link on this page. A T-Mobile representative will then reach out to schedule a call and walk through the program details and formal application process. Once the application process is complete and the school is officially in the program, our team will work with administrators to identify eligible students and get them connected to service and hotspots they can distribute to their students. 

How will hotspots be allocated per year?

Hotspots will be available for districts across the entire country, every single year of the program. To help allocate hotspots fairly, the exact number available in each state will vary based on population.

What type of hotspot devices will students receive?

The school will allocate the Franklin Wireless T9 to students. 

What tablets and laptops are available for purchase?

Many school districts have a 1:1 program in place that gives students a laptop they can use at home. For those who don’t currently have a device, we will help them get connected to their free hotspot by offering the district an opportunity to purchase a laptop or tablet at our cost—which T-Mobile will ship to the student’s school for free. They can choose from four different devices, all designed for student and educator use.

  • Tablet option:
    • The Coolpad Tasker 
       
  • Laptop options:
    • Samsung Chromebook 4
    • Lenovo 100e Chromebook 2nd Gen
    • Lenovo 100e Windows PC 2nd Gen (coming soon)

What is the homework gap?

In education, students’ lack of access to reliable connectivity creates a divide between students who have internet access and those who don’t. This homework gap is the difficulty those without reliable connectivity face in completing assignments and communicating with teachers after the school day is done. It creates tremendous short- and long-term impacts: lower test scores, lower grades and limited opportunities after graduation.

What is the school work gap?

As COVID-19 forces up to 50 million students out of the physical classroom and into part- or full-time remote learning, the need for connectivity and greater bandwidth has dramatically increased. What was a homework gap has turned into an even more massive schoolwork gap, when students without internet access are completely left out of learning.

How many students have no Internet at home?

Today, there are about 56 million school-aged kids. According to the most recent data from the U.S. Department of Education, at least 14% of children across the country ages three through 18—more than 9 million—are without home Internet. In rural America, that percentage increases to 18%.

Can students get free Internet from T-Mobile?

Yes! Eligible students (one per household) whose schools are enrolled in Project 10Million can get free high-speed Internet access and a free Wi-Fi enabled hotspot to connect to the Internet. Schools also have the option to purchase at cost laptops and tablets to distribute to eligible students. And, we also give school districts the option to apply the subsidy value of the free program – approximately $500 - towards low-cost plans that offer more data (100GB/month) or even unlimited data. All still completely free to students.

What does the T-Mobile web filtering feature block?

  • Certain non-educational video streaming sites
  • Inappropriate websites
  • Restricting minors' access to materials deemed harmful to them

Note: Schools have the option to utilize the T-Mobile filtering or secure their own filter that completes their needs.

Why is digital equity important?

Access to the Internet equals access to opportunity. In education, studies show that students without reliable access to the Internet outside of school hours consistently receive lower reading, math, and science scores. This changes drastically when students have equal access to connectivity.

What is a mobile hotspot and how does it work?

A mobile Wi-Fi hotspot turns a cellular data connection into a Wi-Fi connection. The device creates a wireless connection you can use to connect a tablet, smartphone, computer, or another Wi-Fi-enabled device.

How can I get high-speed Internet in a rural area?

The expanded reach and capacity of T-Mobile’s nationwide network plays a crucial role in T-Mobile’s promise to make reliable connectivity truly accessible to students, including those in both urban centers as well as underserved areas such as rural America where 1.7 million households are lacking high-speed home internet service today. 

Get your school enrolled in Project 10Million.

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