The Un-carrier and the nation’s largest youth mentoring organization are working together to close the school work gap by providing vital connectivity to underserved students across the country
BELLEVUE, Wash., June 21, 2022T-Mobile (NASDAQ: TMUS) and Big Brothers Big Sisters of America (BBBSA) today announced a new partnership providing access to T-Mobile’s $10.7 billion project, $10.7 billion of the Un carriers to provide free Internet connectivity for students even easier.
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New partnership with Big Brothers Big Sisters of America will make it easier for over 100,000 students to access free Internet from T-Mobile’s 10Million project. The Un-carrier and the nation’s largest youth mentoring organization are working together to close the school work gap by providing vital connectivity to underserved students across the country. (Graphic: Business Wire)
Through the collaboration, the more than one hundred thousand students located in Big Brothers Big Sisters’ extensive network of 230 agencies in 5,000 communities can learn more about Project 10Million, and eligible households can now enroll in the program more easily with free internet and a mobile Hotspot providing 100GB of data per year for five years. Providing this access to students and their families comes at a critical time: The Pew Research Center currently reports that 59% of lower-income U.S. parents say their children face digital schoolwork and often work on public Wi-Fi, because they don’t have reliable internet at home.
“T-Mobile and Big Brothers Big Sisters of America are teaming up to expand Project 10Million’s reach by meeting students and families where they are, through an organization and program they know and love they trust, ultimately giving them easier access to the tools they need to focus on their education rather than finding reliable Wi-Fi,” said Janice V. Kapner, chief communications officer at T- Mobile “Connectivity is no longer a ‘nice-to-have’ for students to learn and grow – it’s a necessity. And now they get a mobile hotspot and enough data to power 5,000 hours of internet research or 320 hours of online learning hands of the students in time for the coming school year.”
“Young people have faced the reality of unfair access to the internet for far too long. Our community of mentors and volunteers are committed to providing the support, resources and time needed to keep all children on the path to academic success,” said Deborah Barge , Chief Development Officer, BBBSA. “We know there is power in partnership and community, so we’re thrilled to partner with T-Mobile to provide critical access to the connectivity needed to empower young people and their potential.”
Beginning June 21, parents and legal guardians of eligible students in Grades K through 12 can find the tools to enroll in Project 10Million at www.t-mobile.com/bbbs or in person with their Big Brothers Big Sisters Match Support Specialist. School administrators and educators can learn more about Project 10Million and apply for their district at www.t-mobile.com/p10m.
The expanded reach and capacity of T-Mobile’s network plays a critical role in the Un carrier’s ability to make reliable connectivity truly accessible to students across the United States. This includes those in urban centers as well as underserved areas like rural America, where 14.5 million people do not have access to high-speed broadband internet, according to the FCC, underscoring the need for accessible internet options like mobile hotspots.
About T Mobile
T-Mobile US Inc. (NASDAQ: TMUS) is America’s powerful un-carrier, delivering an advanced 4G LTE and a transformative nationwide 5G network that will bring reliable connectivity to all. T-Mobile customers benefit from its unmatched combination of value and quality, an unwavering obsession with providing them with the best possible service experience, and an undeniable drive for disruption that creates competition and innovation in mobile and beyond. Headquartered in Bellevue, Washington, T-Mobile provides services through its subsidiaries and operates its flagship brands, T-Mobile and Metro by T-Mobile. For more information, visit: https://www.t-mobile.com.
About Big Brothers Big Sisters of America
Founded in 1904, Big Brothers Big Sisters of America is the largest and most experienced youth mentoring organization in the United States. The mission of Big Brothers Big Sisters of America is to build and support personal mentoring relationships that ignite the power and promise of youth. Big Brothers Big Sisters’ evidence-based approach aims to achieve positive youth outcomes, including educational success, avoidance of risky behaviors, higher ambition, greater self-confidence and improved relationships. Big Brothers Big Sisters has over 230 local agencies serving more than 5,000 communities in all 50 states. For more information, visit: www.bigbrothersbigsisters.org.
During a congestion, Project 10Million customers may experience slower speeds than other customers due to data prioritization. Limited time offer; Subject to change. Available lines are limited. Intended for student mobile connectivity. Must verify student’s eligibility for the National School Lunch Program. 1 offer per household. Roaming not available. Annual data service ends earlier than 100 GB or 365 days. Annual data service resets every year for a total of 5 years. video streams with up to 2.5 Mbps (SD). Optimization may affect video download speed; does not apply to video uploads. For best performance, leave all video streaming applications at their default auto resolution setting. Optional educational filtering can prevent streaming videos or other content. cover not available in some areas. network management: service can be slowed down, suspended, terminated or restricted for misuse, abnormal use, disruption of our network or ability to provide quality service to other users, or roaming.
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