Verizon announced this week that they are providing free internet access to Los Angeles Unified School District students who do not normally have access to internet outside of school during this COVID-19 pandemic. That amounts to about 100,000 students without access.
While Verizon is announcing this generous move, Spectrum is already offering free internet installation and service to students in the area. Comcast is boosting its broadband speeds, and AT&T has removed data usage caps.
This is crucial for many students to bridge the digital divide. Verizon's announcement is for one school district, LAUSD. While we are on the right track closing the gap, this is a crucial time for students to get access to online learning tools during their time quarantined at home, according to officials.