According to the Pew Research Center, 15% of U.S. households with school-age children do not have a high-speed internet connection at home. This number includes roughly one-third of households whose annual income falls below $30,000 a year. Nonprofit organization EveryoneOn works to address this digital divide. Its mission is to create social and economic opportunity by connecting low-income families to affordable internet service and computers, and delivering digital skills trainings.
Now that millions of young American students are stuck at home and compelled to attend class online, lack of internet access has become a more urgent issue. The good news is that numerous Internet Service Providers (ISPs) have made updates to their low-cost programs to ensure individuals and families stay connected to the internet during the crisis.
EveryoneOn offers an online tool for those who need to find low-cost internet and computers. Individuals can search for these resources by zip code HERE.
Additionally, schools and educators looking for resources to help students stay connected while at home can utilize EveroneOn’s K-12 tool kit HERE.