95K Alabama students connected through free internet voucher program

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MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WSFA) – About 95,000 Alabama students receive free internet through the state’s free internet voucher program.



Starting next week, vouchers for free internet access for families of students on free or reduced lunch will be mailed out. It’s all a part of the Alabama Broadband Connectivity for Students program.


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Starting next week, vouchers for free internet access for families of students on free or reduced lunch will be mailed out. It’s all a part of the Alabama Broadband Connectivity for Students program.

Alabama Broadband Connectivity for Students program gives free internet access for families with students on free or reduced lunches. The vouchers were first mailed out to in September.

About 200,000 to 300,000 households are eligible to receive a voucher. ADECA could not provide an exact percentage of the number of vouches redeemed. But a spokesperson said about 58,000 households have redeemed a voucher.

“I think we certainly would like to see more families participate. There are a lot of families who are eligible for the program that we would like them to redeem

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How to sign up for Spotify Premium on your iPhone or desktop computer, and get a free trial

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Gone are the days of carrying around bulky iPods that could only hold a limited amount of music. These days, streaming services like Spotify have made it easier than ever to have access to literally any and every song you can think of, wherever you are. 

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With a library of over 50 million songs, there’s something for everyone on Spotify, whether you love showtunes, rap, country, or classical — or any other genre, for that matter. 

While Spotify is free to use, those with free accounts have to listen to and view ads within the app, both on desktop and on mobile devices. If you’d like to listen ad-free, you can sign up for Spotify Premium for a small monthly subscription fee. 

Spotify Premium costs $9.99 per month normally, but if you’re a

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Is The Govt Providing Free Internet to All Students For Online Classes? Here’s The Truth

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A lot of misinformation and fake news has flooded social media ever since coronavirus hit India and not everything we read on the internet is true. Now, a post which claims the government is providing free internet to students has gone viral on messaging app WhatsApp. The post further says that 10GB internet data is being provided to every student in the country by the government so that they can study and appear for exams amid the pandemic. Here is what the post reads: “Due to Corona Virus Schools and colleges have been closed and because of this, the education of students has been affected, so the government is providing free internet (10GB per day) to all the students. So that students can complete their education and also give exams with the help of the internet and online classes (sic).” However, no
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Juice WRLD’s Mom Pens Open Letter and Announces Live Free 999 Website Launch on World Mental Health Day

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In conjunction with World Mental Health Day, Juice WRLD‘s mom has launched the official website for Live Free 999—a charitable organization founded posthumously in the rapper’s honor.

Carmella Wallace announced the launch in an open letter Saturday, about 10 months after Juice—birth name Jarad Anthony Higgins—died of an accidental drug overdose. Wallace reflected on her relationship with her son, recalling everything from his unyielding passion for music to his struggles with addiction, anxiety, and depression. 

“I recognized that what Jarad was dealing with was a disease and I know he truly wanted to be free from the demons that tormented him,” she wrote in a letter shared with Complex. “As a parent, I believed early on and supported Jarad having access to counseling. I encouraged him to always share his feelings.”

Live Free 999’s primary goal is to support programs that help young people successfully address their mental

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Free Internet Being Provided to Students For Online Education And Exams? PIB Fact Check Debunks Fake WhatsApp Message

Destiny Viator

New Delhi, October 6: A post which claims the government is providing free internet to students is going viral on messaging app WhatsApp. The viral post, which also carries a link, claims 10GB internet data is being provided to every student in the country by the government so that they can study and appear for exams. Since the post is widely circulated, the government issued a clarification, calling it fake. Rs 3000 Being Deposited in Bank Accounts by Centre Under Pradhan Mantri Mandhan Yojana? PIB Fact Check Calls It Fake News.

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The viral WhatsApp post read: “Due to Corona Virus Schools and colleges have been closed and because of this, the education of students has been affected, so government is providing Free Laptops to all the

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Animoto Releases Free Video Tool for Educators to Help Engage and Empower Students in the Modern Classroom

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NEW YORK, Sept. 29, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Animoto, the company that makes it easy for anyone to create videos, announced that its latest release will be free for students and educators. Animoto 3, the redesigned and reimagined video creator, supports a wide range of learning activities and styles. The ideal tool for the classroom of today, Animoto allows students to work on video projects across varying subjects, while making it easy for teachers to add technology to their curriculum in a meaningful way. For educators, this means a one-stop shop for key resources like hands-on video-based learning, differentiated instruction, unique video lesson plans, and much more.

“At Animoto, we know video is an incredibly useful medium for students and educators. With the recent move to remote learning, this is increasingly true,” said Brad Jefferson, CEO & co-founder of Animoto. “Animoto 3 is a free edtech tool making distance

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Charter offering 60 days of free internet for virtual learning

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Charter is trying to help families that need internet service for virtual learning this school year

ST. LOUIS — With the coronavirus pandemic forcing schools around the area to utilize remote learning, Charter is offering 60 days of free internet service for families in need.

Charter’s Remote Education Offer provides 60 days of free internet access with speeds up to 200 Mbps. In order to qualify, the household needs to be in a Charter Spectrum market and have a K-12 or college student or a teacher. The offer is only good for customers that do not already have Charter service.

“The pandemic has prompted new focus on the technology divide and Charter is committed to being part of the comprehensive solution needed to close these gaps,” said Tom Rutledge, Charter Chairman and CEO.

For more information and to see if you qualify, call 844-310-1198. 

Charter first launched the program in

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Charter relaunches free internet offer for students, educators

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LA CROSSE, Wis. (WKBT) – Charter Communications announced Monday it will provide nearly two months of free internet to families of students or educators.

The company has relaunched its Remote Education Offer providing free Spectrum internet – with speeds up to 100 Mbps — and WiFi access for 60 days to households with K-12th graders, college students and/or educators.

The promotion is available for customers who live in a Spectrum market and do not currently have Spectrum enternet services. To enroll, new customers can call (844) 310-1198 and a free self-installation kit will be provided.

“The pandemic has prompted new focus on the technology divide and Charter is committed to being part of the comprehensive solution needed to close these gaps,” said Tom Rutledge, Charter Chairman and CEO. “This offer is the latest example of Charter’s ongoing

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Activists called for Comcast and other providers to guarantee faster, free internet for students

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Genesis Mejia-Noyer takes her studies seriously.



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Parents pick up Chromebooks for virtual instruction at the Philadelphia School District headquarters in April.

But, she said, her internet connection is too slow and unreliable. When she and her two siblings try to access Zoom or Google Classroom simultaneously, one or all is invariably kicked offline, or coping with frozen screens and unable to effectively ask teachers questions. Mejia-Noyer said she often has to wait minutes to get reconnected or must use her phone’s data plan to complete schoolwork.

“It happens multiple times during the school day, which is the main reason I feel distracted,” said Mejia-Noyer, a junior at Kensington Health Sciences Academy in Philadelphia. “I worry that if I don’t have access to stable internet soon, this situation will affect my future.”

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Charter relaunches free Spectrum Internet offer for students and educators

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LINCOLN, Neb. (KOLN) – Charter Communications, Inc. announced on Monday a relaunch of its Remote Education Offer providing free Spectrum Internet and WiFi access for 60 days to households with K-12th graders, college students and/or educators. The promotion is available for customers who live in a Spectrum market and do not currently have Spectrum Internet services.



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“The pandemic has prompted new focus on the technology divide and Charter is committed to being part of the comprehensive solution needed to close these gaps,” said Tom Rutledge, Charter Chairman and CEO. “This offer is the latest example of Charter’s ongoing commitment to improving access to broadband and helping to ease the strain of the pandemic in the communities we serve.”

Charter first offered its Remote Education Offer in March, resulting in 448,000 new households added through June 30, 2020 to Charter’s Spectrum Internet for

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