On Thursday, T-Mobile CEO John Legere announced that if the company's merger with Sprint closes, New T-Mobile would launch a program to give children across the country greater access to the Internet and close the "homework divide."
Mobile calls it "Project 10 Million," and it aims to provide 10 million households with free internet access, a $ 10 billion commitment from the proposed New T-Mobile that will take place over the next five years The company has also pledged to invest an additional $ 700 million to place hardware, hot spots and low-cost devices in 1
Eligible families will receive “up to 100 GB of free internet access each year, a free Wi-Fi enabled hot spot, and the ability to purchase selected Wi-Fi enabled devices at the company's price. "
T-Mobile says it will collaborate with local community organizations to determine eligibility and build an enrollment process for Project 10 Million. "You show us where they are, and together we will find a way to get this in our hands," Doctors said. But some details are already known; According to President T-Mobile and COO Mike Sievert, the 10 million units will be distributed across states based on population. "We're going to award them based on some simple principles. They are for families with school-age children, families who do not meet a certain income threshold, and who are affiliated," he said in a media call this morning.
The plan is part of T-Mobile's latest bid to swing a group of attorneys to drop a lawsuit to block the merger agreement, calling it "5G for Good," and launching these obvious willpower initiatives to convince state attorneys general The proposed merger is in the best interests of consumers and not competitive.
The lawsuit is set for trial next month, and T-Mobile has previously vowed not to terminate the agreement with Sprint until the case is resolved. Communications Commission, so the states are the only group standing in the way of the agreement.