Kajeet® announced today new partnerships with five school districts to provide mobile broadband connectivity to students.
As more schools integrate digital and web-based learning programs into the classroom, students without off-campus broadband are finding themselves part of a growing digital divide. To bridge this divide, schools issue Kajeet SmartSpot™ hotspot devices — compatible with any mobile device — which includes filtered Internet access with analytics to keep students focused on school work and provide educational connectivity.
Ashwaubenon School District in Green Bay, Wisconsin
The Kajeet SmartSpot will provide connectivity for student-issued Netbooks and Chromebooks in grades 9 through 12. As part of their mobile initiative program, those without Internet at home will be able to check out the Wi-Fi hotspots as needed.
Champaign Community Unit School District #4 in Champaign, Illinois
This large school district serves more than 9,600 students in grades pre-K through 12. The Kajeet SmartSpot will be available for kindergarten through 8th grade students with district-loaned Chromebooks.
Jones County School System in Gray, Georgia
This smaller district in Georgia, where 37 percent of students qualify for free or reduced cost meals, will issue the Kajeet SmartSpot devices via a check-out model for those high school students who do not have access to the Internet outside of school.
North St. Paul-Maplewood-Oakdale School District 622 in St. Paul, Minnesota
Serving more than 74,000 residents, District 622 plans to use the Kajeet SmartSpot with school-owned Chromebooks and iPads at the high school level starting in the fall.
Vista Unified School District in Vista, California
In this district, with approximately 25,000 students, almost 60 percent qualify for free or reduced-cost meals. This initial deployment of the Kajeet SmartSpot devices will go towards hospital and homebound students. The district will provide the Kajeet SmartSpot devices this fall to students in need with school-issued iPads.