U.S. Cellular is looking for non-profit agencies to assist in a $13 million project.
The company has launched the After School Access Project to provide free mobile hotspots and service to nonprofits that support youth after the school day has ended. The program would also provide safe internet access for homework and education.
Trenton Hill is the Store Manager for the U. S. Cellular store in Mason City. He says they’re expanding previous hotspot donations the company provided to address connectivity needs during the pandemic.
Hill says the company encourages eligible 501c3 nonprofit organizations to apply.
Hill says approved non-profit groups will have their own discretion on how the hotspots are distributed to the youth they serve, whether its use of the hotspots on site or for take-home use.