Three UK will provide unlimited data upgrades to disadvantaged school children in England to ensure that they are able to continue with their studies, as many schools across the country move to remote learning.
In a partnership with the Department of Education, where a child is identified as not having internet access at home, their school can request free, additional data through the DFE’s Get Help with Technology programme. The unlimited data will be applied until the end of the school year in July.
Elaine Carey, Chief Commercial Officer, at Three UK said: “Education is crucial for everyone in society and it is vital no child misses out. Three UK wants to support those families that need access to connectivity to support their child’s learning needs during the pandemic”
The move is the latest in a range of support that Three UK has provided to customers during the pandemic including zero-rating calls to NHS 111, NHS websites and video consultations, and free unlimited data upgrades for NHS frontline staff.