T-Mobile Tech for TN Students
As traditional learning models are being replaced with more agile, collaborative, and technology-based methods, student access to connectivity is more critical now than ever. Through the Project 10 Million program, T-Mobile is committed to providing free high-speed data access to 10 million student households across America- providing access to education outside the scheduled school day.
"Connectivity is so much bigger and broader than just making sure a child has a device and a computer. It's about opening a world of experiences, and opportunities to see, hear, and learn about a world that expands beyond the classroom."
– Dr. Kiesha King, National Education Administrator, T-Mobile for Education
Through this partnership, over 40,000 student connectivity devices with data service will be provided annually to qualifying Tennessee school districts, each with access to high-speed data for five years. Participating districts are eligible to apply for a new device allocation each school year to support households that have an outstanding unmet need.
Supporting student connectivity can help maximize instructional outcomes by offering educators a more dynamic way to present information and engage students beyond the classroom. Connectivity devices can be leveraged for uses in alignment with district initiatives such as 1:1 Device implementation, Extended Learning Experiences; STEM/STEAM programs; Dual-Credit; Credit Recovery; Medical Home Bound. Districts will have a choice for each device's data allowance, and options range from 100GB of annual data for free to unlimited data for $15 per month (plus taxes and fees).
First, districts need to review the program documentation and submit a Program Application using the link on this page. After the application is received, a member of the district technology team or the T-Mobile team will be in touch with the next steps.
The Tennessee Department of Education provides oversight for the program and has established the application due date as November 30, 2022.