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BT Offer of 6 Months Free Internet Access to Disadvantaged Children

BT Offer of 6 Months Free Internet Access to Disadvantaged Children

BT has been working on with Department of Education (DfE), bringing BT Wi-fi access to children and families with no internet access at home via our c5.4 million Wi-fi hotspots to help with online learning.

This will be an option of “first resort” for those who are most in need. The Wi-fi access vouchers will give users unlimited data, on up to three devices at a time for 6 months. The vouchers will allow access with comprehensive content filtering to ensure child safety, and will point to online resources from BT’s own Skills for Tomorrow and Barefoot learning programmes as well as BBC Bitesize and others.

Distribution is being handled directly by the DfE, which will issue families with the necessary voucher usernames and passwords. Local Education Authorities and Academy Trusts in England will be invited to request vouchers, working with their schools to identify those children who are most in need – LEAs and Academy Trust wanting to know more should contact COVID.TECHNOLOGY@education.gov.uk.