T-Mobile’s CEO Philipp Humm announced that it has achieved several successful partnerships with U.S. public schools, and intends to continue the company’s partnership with the U.S. Department of Education.
The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and the U.S. Department of Education have encouraged U.S. schools to implement digital learning, in part to offset an estimated $8 billion in annual textbook costs. To support this effort, T-Mobile partnered with a handful of charter schools and programs targeting at-risk students. The schools leverage the T-Mobile’s high-speed network, affordable rate plans, and mobile broadband devices to deliver online tutoring and e-learning solutions, and to provide mobile Internet access in students’ homes.
Humm wants to expand these efforts to impact more students. “Our work with the FCC and others to advance the Digital Learning initiative and put devices and connectivity in the hands of students will not only help them learn more effectively, but can positively impact our country’s future economic growth,” he said.
Source: Business Wirehttp://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20120329005443/en/T-Mobile-Helping-Advance-Mobile-Learning-Digital-Education