In my home state of Colorado, I'm really pleased to see the state's Department of Education teaming with T-Mobile to provide broadband access (in the form of money to pay for the service and free WiFi hotspots) to as many as 34,000 low-income students. During the pandemic, broadband access has become increasingly important to support education and working remotely. And, that access is often not available, or is slow, particularly in rural areas.
This particular partnership is part of a legal settlement between the AG's office and T-Mobile, so you could be cynical about T-Mobile's motives. I actually choose to put a positive spin on that - I think it shows flexibility and creativity in seeing the need and using all the tools available to the government at the time to meet that need. Congrats to all involved in making this happen for the citizens of Colorado!
Thousands of low-income students across Colorado will soon have access to free and low-cost internet options for the 2020-21 school year thanks to new partnership between the Colorado Department of Education and T-Mobile.