• Home Internet Access Options

     

    Students will need Internet access throughout the school year for eLearning days and homework.  D11 has partnered with the community to help provide Internet access to low-income D11 families.

     

    The most reliable option is the whole-house Internet service provided through Century Link and paid for by the D11 Foundation.

    Internet Application 2021-2022

    Click Here to apply for one year of free internet service (Aug. 1, 2021 – July 31, 2022).

    Any household that has a student in District 11 and does not have the internet at their address is eligible to apply. We will accept families to receive internet service on a first come, first served basis, and subject to available funding.  Based on the need in the 2020-2021 school year, we believe we have adequate funding available to serve all families’ needs for the coming year.

    Households will be notified by email when service is available.  Please continue to apply if you do not have internet access in your home. The committee will work to raise funding for this project as needed.

    Please send any questions to Stacy.Brisben@d11.org.

     

    The second option is a T-Mobile hot spot that can be checked out through our Sabin library.  We have some hot spots with unlimited data as well as some with 100 GB limit.  These are best for our homeless students or those living in motels.  While they do work, the Internet service isn't as fast or reliable as the Comcast option.  These would have to be returned at the end of school in May.  It also requires an additional user agreement to be signed before any hot spots can be given to students, parents, or guardians.  User agreements are available in the library.

     

  • Additional Technology Internet Resource

    District 11 is excited to announce an opportunity for over 1,600 families to use a hotspot with free internet service through T-Mobile.  T-Mobile’s Project 10Million provided District 11 FREE mobile hotspots with 100GB of data per year for up to five years.  Each hotspot includes a content filter that is compliant with the Child Internet Protection Act.  T-Mobile is working with school districts across the country and has more information posted on their website at this LINK. Student and family information will be kept confidential.  District 11 plans to begin checkout of these devices in the coming weeks with priority given to households with the greatest need.  Parents who need this temporary solution are asked to contact Marsha West at marsha.west@d11.or or 328-7024.

     

    Internet Application 2020-2021

    Click here to apply for one year of free internet service (Aug. 1, 2020 – July 31, 2021).

    Any household that has a student in District 11 and does not have the internet at their address is eligible to apply. We will randomly select families for which internet service will be provided based on the amount we have raised.

    We are still accepting applications. Households will be notified by email if their household was chosen. Please continue to apply if you do not have internet access in your home. The committee is working to raise more money for families.

    Please send any questions to Stacy.Brisben@d11.org.

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