The 1Million Project Foundation announced today that it will receive $1 Million from wireless device provider American Network Solutions (ANS). The contribution will help the foundation equip more than 260,000 high school students in 33 states with a free device and free internet service by the end of the 2018-2019 school year. This progress will help the program reach its goal of connecting one million students in the coming years.
"Accessing the internet anytime and virtually anywhere is a necessity for students trying to do their best in school and reach their goals. Unfortunately, every day millions of high school students in this country leave their school campus and are unable to connect," said Doug Michelman, president of the 1Million Project Foundation. "That’s what makes support for the 1Million Project Foundation so important, and why we are so grateful for and humbled by the overwhelming generosity of ANS’ donation."
ANS has supported the foundation since it launched in August 2017. Through direct device donations and the $1 Million contribution announced today, ANS will help to connect more than 42,000 high school students across the country.
"It is often said that people can make a difference. The 1Million Project Foundation, a vision of Marcelo Claure, is now a reality, and American Network Solutions is proud to participate in this worthwhile cause," said Philip Christopher, president & CEO of American Network Solutions. "We salute the dedication and commitment of the 1Million Project Foundation and their goal to help students all across our country."
The 1Million Project Foundation’s mission is to help one million high school students achieve their full potential by ensuring they have the connectivity they need to succeed in school. The foundation’s work requires a powerful network and technical support provided by Sprint, but one of the most costly elements is providing devices.
School districts who want to apply for future schoolyears can visit 1millionproject.org to learn more. Individuals and organizations looking to support the program can visit 1millionproject.org/donate.
Sprint (NYSE: S) is a communications services company that creates more and better ways to connect its customers to the things they care about most. Sprint served 54.5 million connections as of Sept. 30, 2018 and is widely recognized for developing, engineering and deploying innovative technologies, including the first wireless 4G service from a national carrier in the United States; leading no-contract brands including Virgin Mobile USA, Boost Mobile, and Assurance Wireless; instant national and international push-to-talk capabilities; and a global Tier 1 Internet backbone. Today, Sprint’s legacy of innovation and service continues with an increased investment to dramatically improve coverage, reliability, and speed across its nationwide network and commitment to launching the first 5G mobile network in the U.S. You can learn more and visit Sprint at www.sprint.com or www.facebook.com/sprint and www.twitter.com/sprint.