Montage DigitalBridge is a digital divide solution, which partners wireless carriers and telecom service providers with schools and organization
partners to provide better opportunities for students to gain access to computing devices and Wi-Fi access.
The initiative is a national program aimed at helping those in under-served environments get access to 21st century learning tools and resources.
Come and explore the opportunity to work with us in disrupting the digital divide.
Many families in the U.S. don’t have high-speed Internet at home. This problem is called the Digital Divide. But to succeed academically and compete in today’s digital world, every student needs equal access to online learning. Without this access, disconnected students can fall behind their wired peers, creating the Homework Gap.
Mobile access has the power to close the Homework Gap. T-Mobile plans to narrow the divide with EmpowerED™, a program that provides wireless devices and service plans to help students and schools succeed.
EmpowerED Mobile Equipment includes:
EmpowerED Mobile Data Plans include:
Video typically streams on T-Mobile device at DVD quality (480p). On all T-Mobile plans, the small fraction of customers using over 50GB/mo. may notice reduced speeds until next bill cycle due to data prioritization. Tethering at max 3G speeds. Sales tax and regulatory fees included in monthly service price.
EmpowerED Service and Support includes:
Students and their families will not be required to pay any money for devices and/or wireless service received through this program.
T‑Mobile is now accepting applications from elementary, middle, and high schools, and districts across the U.S. The criteria for participation in this program are:
T‑Mobile will select participants based on the criteria, application, and the interview described under “How to apply.”
T‑Mobile is committed to the success of this program, and that means measuring impact. If your school district is approved, T‑Mobile will work with you to collect data from all students with access to off-campus mobile broadband access.
Your school district will need to:
Contact us to see if your school qualifies for this offer.