Program supports remote learning solutions for homes without internet
Atlantic Broadband, the nation’s eighth-largest cable operator, today announced it was the first internet provider in Connecticut to deliver broadband internet to households with school-aged children to support remote learning under the State’s “Everybody Learns” initiative.
In July, Governor Ned Lamont launched the “Everybody Learns” initiative to close the digital divide in Connecticut and empower students to learn from home. The Connecticut State Department of Education (CSDE) allocated state-level funding from the CARES Act and portions of the Governor’s Emergency Education Relief (GEER) Fund to support the initiative.
“The CSDE is committed to realizing the Governor’s vision and ensuring that neither a device nor internet connectivity is a barrier to student learning,” said Ajit Gopalakrishnan, Chief Performance Officer.
Since the initiative was announced, the state has been coordinating with internet providers and school districts to ensure students receive the computers and