U.S. Department of Education aims to close the digital divide with new initiative

U.S. Department of Education, has launched the “Online for All” campaign.

This campaign aims to address internet access, affordability, and equity issues for students, families. The effort begins with a Week of Action to promote enrollment in the Affordable Connectivity Program, which significantly reduces the cost of Internet services.

“In our ever-expanding global community, access to the internet can no longer be viewed as a luxury; it is a necessity for every student and family in our country. No student should have to travel to a library, coffeeshop, or parking lot to get connected to the internet to do their homework or complete their college applications, and yet that is still the reality for too many students,” said U.S. Deputy Secretary of Education Cindy Marten. “It is vital that our students and their families have access to quality, reliableaffordable, high-speed internet to stay connected and engaged with their schools and each other. The ‘Online for All’ campaign will help meet that need for so many.”

The campaign is backed by several large companies including Comcast, Verizon, and Dell.

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