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Sprint's 1Million Project aims to bridge digital divide

Techstination feature for Thursday, October 20, 2016

The 1Million Project aims to help bridge the digital divide.   I’m Fred Fishkin with BootCamp, your Techstination for gadgets and gear.      Sprint and the Sprint Foundation have launched a multi-year commitment to help disadvantaged students who have been unable to connect to the Internet at home.  CEO Marcel Claure says The 1Million Project will provide mobile devices…phones, hotspots, tablets….along with service….to a million young people in high school...

“It’s 2016 and most people and most people would assume Internet access is a given for everyone in the United States.  That’s the way it should be.  But it’s not.  Children in more than five million U.S. households today lack Internet connections at home.  And what’s even worse is they cannot even complete their homework, connect with teachers or even apply for college and jobs.”

Sprint is working with a variety of device makers as partners to make a difference for many.    You can find us at BootCamp.com.   I’m Fred Fishkin.

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