Last November, T-Mobile announced it would launch Project 10Million, a program that would offer free internet to low-income students if the merger with Spring were successful. Now T-Mobile has announced more details about the program, and school administrators can apply for the program.
In its press release for the project last year, T-Mobile stated that around 15% of American households with children have no internet at home and that most teachers do homework online. The company calls this the “homework gap” and hopes Project 10Million will mitigate this. With the COVID-19 pandemic, the project is now even more important as there is more extensive online learning across the country.
However, the program has fine print and states that the free plan will end after 365 days or when it reaches 100GB, whichever comes first. It is also said that the speed will slow down during an overload and that video will be streamed at 480p and up to 1.5 Mbps in most cases. It also briefly notes that this is a limited time offer with limited lines available and that coverage is not available in some areas