As the culmination of a partnership with Khan Academy, internet provider Comcast is offering free broadband internet access for six months for qualifying households in Oakland, California. In addition, those that successfully apply by September 2 will receive a free laptop.
This was the result of the participation of 73,000 of Bay Area youth from 1,300 schools in a summer long math challenge called "LearnStorm." "We’re excited to recognize all the Oakland students and educators who participated in LearnStorm 2015," said Sal Khan, Founder and CEO of Khan Academy. "Through their hard work and grit, they’ve shown that you really can learn anything when you have the right mindset – and that’s what LearnStorm is all about."
Sounds like a cool initiative to bridge the digital divide in our community.
For more information see the official press release. To apply, go to InternetEssentials.com .