Get access to tools needed for distance learning, such as free and low-cost internet and devices. Learn how to qualify, what kinds of discounts are available, and which providers offer the right service for you. Also learn the latest research and efforts to close the digital divide for all students.

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Kolibri Universal Learning app

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Free Offline Learning Platform

Use Kolibri to access a wide variety of free educational materials. This open source platform offers the ability to distribute materials to individuals and communities.

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5 Ways to Get All Students Connected

Help students and their families access low-cost and free internet, devices, and educational content.

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Affordable Internet and Computers

Connects lower-income families to affordable internet service and computers and to digital skills training. Resources for families and districts to share low-cost internet with their students.

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Tool for Low-cost Broadband

Search tool for free and low-cost broadband service providers.

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Low-cost Technology

Affordable computers and low-cost internet for eligible individuals and nonprofits. They offer refurbished desktop and laptop computers, low-cost mobile internet, and affordable computer repair.

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Get Devices and Internet

Provides lower-income families and nonprofits with technology, internet, and digital training.

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Connect2Compete

Affordable internet service, low-cost computers, and free digital literacy training for lower-income families.

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Internet Essentials

Affordable high-speed internet for families and lower-income households.

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Educator Voices - "So many families are without the technology they need and are concerned about falling behind." Lisa, Fort Worth, Texas
Connect All Students

A national campaign calling on Congress to fund access to broadband and devices to ensure students, and teachers, have access to learning during school closures.

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15-16 Million Students (30%) lack adequate internet devices in U.S.

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Teaching Through the Digital Divide

Stories and stats from your state on educator and student access to broadband and devices.

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Smiling child with computer

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Advancing Equity in Distance Learning

The Distance Learning Equity Dashboard (DLED or Dashboard) provides a snapshot of the academic, nutritional, social and emotional and professional development services 48 districts offered to students and staff members during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Meeting the Digital Needs of Underserved Families

Educator tips on guiding students and coaching families as they navigate digital tools for distance learning.

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Kolibri Universal Learning app

Website/App

Free Offline Learning Platform

Use Kolibri to access a wide variety of free educational materials. This open source platform offers the ability to distribute materials to individuals and communities.

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student using a tablet with headphones on

Article/Ebook

5 Ways to Get All Students Connected

Help students and their families access low-cost and free internet, devices, and educational content.

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Educator Voices - "So many families are without the technology they need and are concerned about falling behind." Lisa, Fort Worth, Texas
Connect All Students

A national campaign calling on Congress to fund access to broadband and devices to ensure students, and teachers, have access to learning during school closures.

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15-16 Million Students (30%) lack adequate internet devices in U.S.

Interactive

Teaching Through the Digital Divide

Stories and stats from your state on educator and student access to broadband and devices.

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Smiling child with computer

Article/Ebook

Advancing Equity in Distance Learning

The Distance Learning Equity Dashboard (DLED or Dashboard) provides a snapshot of the academic, nutritional, social and emotional and professional development services 48 districts offered to students and staff members during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Video

Meeting the Digital Needs of Underserved Families

Educator tips on guiding students and coaching families as they navigate digital tools for distance learning.

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Supporting Education and Communities

Support for schools and families to connect students to at-home learning.

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Closing the K-12 Digital Divide in the Age of Distance Learning

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Joint Research from Common Sense and BCG

New research on the size of the digital divide for students and teachers in the United States, and how much it will cost to close it.

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Kolibri Universal Learning app

Website/App

Free Offline Learning Platform

Use Kolibri to access a wide variety of free educational materials. This open source platform offers the ability to distribute materials to individuals and communities.

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Boy and mom at computer

Website/App

Affordable Internet and Computers

Connects lower-income families to affordable internet service and computers and to digital skills training. Resources for families and districts to share low-cost internet with their students.

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Website/App

Low-cost Technology

Affordable computers and low-cost internet for eligible individuals and nonprofits. They offer refurbished desktop and laptop computers, low-cost mobile internet, and affordable computer repair.

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an employee working on a computer

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Get Devices and Internet

Provides lower-income families and nonprofits with technology, internet, and digital training.

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Website/App

Connect2Compete

Affordable internet service, low-cost computers, and free digital literacy training for lower-income families.

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Boy and mom at computer

Website/App

Affordable Internet and Computers

Connects lower-income families to affordable internet service and computers and to digital skills training. Resources for families and districts to share low-cost internet with their students.

New tab

Website/App

Tool for Low-cost Broadband

Search tool for free and low-cost broadband service providers.

New tab

Website/App

Low-cost Technology

Affordable computers and low-cost internet for eligible individuals and nonprofits. They offer refurbished desktop and laptop computers, low-cost mobile internet, and affordable computer repair.

New tab
an employee working on a computer

Website/App

Get Devices and Internet

Provides lower-income families and nonprofits with technology, internet, and digital training.

New tab

Website/App

Connect2Compete

Affordable internet service, low-cost computers, and free digital literacy training for lower-income families.

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Website/App

Internet Essentials

Affordable high-speed internet for families and lower-income households.