PHLConnectED will connect up to 35,000 K–12 student households with internet service and laptops. The program, which focuses on School District of Philadelphia and charter school students, will also provide digital skills training and support.
Eligible households will receive up to two years of internet service. Participants will not pay any out-of-pocket expenses or installation fees.
There are three core components of PHLConnectED:
• Wired, high-speed, reliable internet to the home from Comcast’s Internet Essentials program, or a high-speed mobile hotspot from T-Mobile for families who are housing-insecure.
• Distribution of devices, such as Chromebooks, tablets, or computers.
• Digital skills training and tech support.
PHLConnectED is possible thanks to collaboration among business and civic leaders who came together to support Philadelphia students.
The PHLConnectED program prioritizes families with the greatest need for internet service. We will focus on connecting K–12 families who:
• Do not have any internet access.