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03.23.2020Public Policy

Verizon to provide unlimited internet to LAUSD students without access

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LOS ANGELES – MARCH 23, 2020 – Los Angeles Unified School District and Verizon announced today that they have reached an agreement to provide Internet connectivity for all students who have no Internet connectivity at home. This agreement is a critical component in the district’s plan for students to continue learning as campuses remain closed in response to COVID-19. Terms of the agreement were not disclosed.

“The digital divide is very real, as many as 100,000 of our students lack access to the internet at home,” Superintendent Austin Beutner said. “We must find a way for all students to continue to learn while schools are closed and this partnership with Verizon will help to do that.”

“Access to distance learning and reliable connectivity is a critical component to the success of the LAUSD’s mission,” said Andrés Irlando, Senior Vice President & President Public Sector and Verizon Connect at Verizon. “Verizon is proud to partner with LAUSD to help bridge the digital divide and keep students connected to their teachers, schools and each other during this unprecedented time.”

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“Access to distance learning and reliable connectivity is a critical component to the success of the LAUSD’s mission,” said Andrés Irlando, Senior Vice President & President Public Sector and Verizon Connect at Verizon. “Verizon is proud to partner with LAUSD to help bridge the digital divide and keep students connected to their teachers, schools and each other during this unprecedented time.”

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