PHLConnectED will connect up to 35,000 K-12 student households with internet service in Philadelphia. The program will offer eligible student households up to two years of high-speed internet. Participants will not pay any out-of-pocket expenses or installation fees. PHLConnectED has three key components:
Provide eligible K-12 households with wired, high-speed, reliable internet from Comcast's Internet Essentials program, or a high-speed mobile hotspot for families who are housing-insecure
Ensure K-12 public school students have the devices they need
Offer outreach, digital navigation, and digital skills training
PHLConnectED prioritizes families with the greatest need for internet service. We will focus on connecting K-12 families who do not have any internet access, who have only mobile phone internet access, or who are homeless or housing-insecure.
Learn more about PHLConnectED here, and if you can, support the program by donating here.