The Lee’s Summit R-7 School District has been in partnership with EveryoneOn to increase home access to the Internet. EveryoneOn is a national non-profit organization created to eliminate the digital divide by making high-speed, low-cost Internet service accessible to all unconnected Americans.
With the Lee’s Summit R-7 School District’s launch of Connect2Learn in 2015, which provided a Google Chromebook to each student, the partnership with EveryoneOne was timely. Through partnerships with leading Internet service providers, EveryoneOn is able to offer free Internet service or service for $9.95 per month for individuals and families qualifying based on income. For example, families living in the Comcast area who qualify for free/reduced lunch are eligible to receive Internet service for $9.95 per month with no hardware or installation fees.
In addition, Internet service is available for all families regardless of income for $10 or $20 per month, not including the purchase of necessary hardware through T-Mobile.
Lee’s Summit R-7 staff members are encouraging those without Internet service to check out the low-cost plans available through EveryoneOn. If you know of families or individuals without Internet service, please also consider sharing this information with them.
To determine which reduced-price Internet offers are available in your area, visit EveryoneOn.org/lsr7 or text “connect” to 215-45. You may also call (855) EVRY1ON. You will be asked to provide your zip code and to answer questions related to family income levels, such as eligibility for the free/reduced school lunch program. For example, a family living within the 64086 or 64063 zip code with a child(ren) qualifying for free/reduced lunch program would qualify for several low-cost Internet options ranging from $9.95 to $20 per month.
In addition to working to provide Internet access, EveryoneOn provides reduced-price digital devices and free computer and Internet courses.