QCOL is pleased to join with EducationSuperHighway in supporting the K-12 Bridge to Broadband Program, a new initiative to help connect students to broadband for remote learning.
As schools turn to broadband for remote learning, they face the problem that many students lack broadband connections at home. School districts are obtaining funding from various sources to support these students, but they need the help of local broadband providers to identify which students lack connectivity and to provide the service. At the same time, there may be service providers that wish to partner more closely with local schools to meet their broadband needs but are unsure how best to engage. The K-12 Bridge to Broadband Initiative is aimed at fostering these partnerships. You can find more information about the program here.
QCOL is offering a sponsored service that enables school districts or states to purchase home Internet connections for their students who lack broadband subscriptions. Providers help districts and states identify which students lack home Internet connections through the confidential exchange of address and service data. This K-12 Bridge to Broadband Initiative is an exciting opportunity to serve our local communities by connecting students with online learning.