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Public School Students Can Sign Up for Free Internet During Coronavirus Emergency

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By Lookout Staff

March 24, 2020 -- Students enrolled in local public schools, which have shuttered during the coronavirus emergency, are eligible for free high speed internet service, District officials announced Tuesday.

The service offered by Wander will give students free access to "secure, reliable and fast internet while school closures and work-from-home mandates are in place," officials said.

The service will be available through the remainder of the school year in partnership with the District and the Santa Monica Education Foundation.

“We strongly believe that public private partnerships during this challenging time are critical to provide stability in our communities,” said David Fields, CEO of Wander, considered the nation's most affordable, high-speed internet service.

“We’re proud to be working closely with the school district and the Ed Foundation who have been able to mobilize quickly so we can help provide free internet and more peace of mind to the community.”

The service offers a "digital security net" at a time when COVID-19 has "put an increased burden on families and created financial uncertainty for many," District officials said.

“Free internet service for families will help students continue to learn and keep the community connected and engaged during this unprecedented time,” said Dr. Jacqueline Mora, assistant superintendent of Educational Services.

Those interested can check if their home is covered by the service by clicking here

Those who qualify need to use the code SCHOOL2020 when they sign up for service.

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