Today, Wander, a high speed internet provider, announced that it will provide free internet for families within the Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District (SMMUSD) through the remainder of the school year. In partnership with the SMMUSD and Santa Monica Education Foundation, Wander will bring internet access to students while schools are closed and work at home mandates are in place throughout California.
“We strongly believe that public private partnerships during this challenging time are critical to provide stability in our communities,” said David Fields, CEO of Wander. “We’re proud to be working closely with the school district and the Ed Foundation who have been able to mobilize quickly so we can help provide free internet and more peace of mind to the community.”
“We are proud to partner with Wander and grateful for their generous contribution that puts families first. We have been working with their leadership team, officials and local leaders who hold these same values to deliver solutions,” said Dr. Jacqueline Mora, Assistant Superintendent, Educational Services, of Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District. “Free internet service for families will help students continue to learn and keep the community connected and engaged during this unprecedented time.”
In a continued effort to keep both employees and customers safe, Wander is taking all necessary precautions and abiding by CDC guidelines during installs. A local team is also working to ensure that home internet in the area is optimized so that all devices for work, school, and entertainment will work together and stream seamlessly during a time of increased usage.
Here are the details:
Santa Monica families with school-age-children (K-12) that are within Wander’s coverage area are eligible to receive free high-speed internet service through the end of the scheduled school year, June 10, 2020. To see if your home is covered by Wander, visit Wander.net/service. If you qualify for service, visit Wander.net to subscribe and use code — SCHOOL2020 — to receive free internet. You will be immediately prompted to schedule your service and can also call 323.457.2949. To access Wander Freely, simply signup for Wander at Wander.net and get access to free streaming content within minutes.
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