Students receive free mobile devices, wireless service through Sprint’s 1Million Project
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Keneshia Johnson is among 250 students at Crawford High School to get a free mobile hotspot device and wireless Internet access under a pilot project that took effect Thursday. It’s a big deal for the 17-year-old on a couple of fronts: It allows her to use her school-issued laptop at home for homework and even to surf YouTube at Netflix, and it will give her more time to sleep in the mornings.
“I usually get up extra early so I can get to school and log on my computer to finish up my homework,” said Keneshia, an eleventh-grader who gets to Crawford up to an hour before classes start at 7:15 each morning. “Now I can actually use my school laptop at home. My family is allowed to use it, too. ”
The San Diego Unified School District is part of a national project that gives free mobile hotspots to students whose family can’t afford Internet access at home.
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