K-12 Connect is a new program in South Dakota that will provide free Internet service to eligible families of K-12 students for the remainder of the school year, Gov. Kristi Noem announced Tuesday.
(TNS) — A new program will provide free internet service to eligible families of K-12 students for the remainder of the school year.
Gov. Kristi Noem announced the creation of K-12 Connect Tuesday in a news release.
Eligible households will receive a letter this week identifying a telecommunications company to call for free internet service. They qualify if they have at least one student enrolled in an accredited K-12 school, meet eligibility guidelines for free and reduced-cost school lunches and were not subscribed to a fixed broadband internet service as of
To enroll, call the telecommunications company noted in their letter. Providers will install the necessary equipment on a first-come, first-served basis. Service will be provided through
K-12 Connect is a partnership of the governor's office,
For more information, including options for households that might qualify but didn't receive a letter, visit k12connect.sd.gov.
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