Kajeet Education Broadband Now Available On All Four Carriers
Kajeet got it’s start in the wireless business when CEO and founder Daniel Neal set out to find a smart phone solution for his children. Over the years he took the idea of providing smartphone services and by proxy, internet services to students and coupled that with that fact that 1 in 3 families don’t have access to internet at home. Internet is becoming the backbone to K-12 education in many areas.
While the digital divide is well known across the country, Neal and the team at Kajeet started focusing on education and how the needs of students are underserved when they don’t have access to the internet at home. They dubbed this the “Homework Gap” and Kajeet quickly became the Homework Gap Heroes.
Digital learning is becoming a way of life for students across the country. Text books will one day be a thing of the past. Now, student get their classwork, lessons and even their textbooks online through their Chromebooks, iPads, or smartphones. This is great inside the walls of the classroom. Now, teachers can deliver a richer educational experience and the knowledge on the internet is in the palm of their hands. The Internet is for far more than just research papers.
With all of this innovation in learning comes innovation in homework assignments. Now, when students leave school for the day they are still reliant on the internet. Most schools use some kind of homework management system found online. For those students who’s schools have converted to completely online textbooks, the internet is required for that as well.
Kajeet’s educational broadband services include a SmartSpot wireless internet device that students can take home and connect to their personal devices. Now students have access to the internet to do school work, read and research. The SmartSpot includes Kajeet’s proprietary educational filtering to insure that students are using the educational SmartSpots for their intended purpose.
Currently over 300 school districts across the country and in Washington DC, use Kajeet’s Educational Broadband either via the SmartSpot or their SmartBus technology that’s allowing students to use wifi on the bus traveling to or from school.
Just as school was starting back for the 2017-2018 school year, Kajeet announced that their Educational Broadband is now available utilizing the services of all four major carriers; Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile and Sprint. This new expanded nationwide coverage means if there is wireless coverage Kajeet can work there, thus shrinking the Homework Gap even more.
The internet isn’t just a convenience for kids in school today. It’s been proven time and time again that connectivity inside and outside of the classroom leads to:
- Higher graduation rates
- More parental involvement
- Better student engagement
- Increased test scores
- Decreased bus behavior incidents and more
Do you have students left out or left behind because of access to the internet at home? Kajeet can help. Check them out at kajeet.net