The Wabash Heartland Innovation Network (WHIN) has allocated $2M to the school corporations in the ten-county WHIN region to provide broadband solutions for students who do not have adequate access to the internet for schoolwork.
The allocation is the first of a 3-year, $6 million project to improve student connectivity in the region. North Central Health Services is a partner in the initiative.
Schools may use their allocations to provide plans to students that are compatible with their school-issued Chromebooks and iPads. In the short run, that can include personal hotspots. The funding is also available for teachers who do not have adequate access to prepare and conduct lessons from home. WHIN’s long term broadband strategy includes helping school corporations find more permanent, network-based solutions.
A special thank you to North Central Health Services, WHIN’s partner in the E.Learning Initiative.