AT&T provides USD5m in wireless services for education in Pickens County, SC

AT&T has provided high-speed internet and Samsung tablets to enable personalized and mobilized learning for more than 2,500 students and teachers in Pickens County, South Carolina, the company said.

AT&T, as part of AT&T Aspire, its signature philanthropic initiative has provided free 4G internet and Samsung tables to sixth and seventh grade students in five middle schools in Pickens County, South Carolina, the company said.

Valued at more than USD5.0 million over three years, the contribution is part of AT&T´s national commitment to the White House ConnectED initiative.

The company is providing the county´s schools with device management capabilities to ensure a highly secure environment on ConnectED devices, professional development training for teachers, and with training from its Digital You curriculum that teaches students how to use technology responsibly.

AT&T Inc. is investing in learning opportunities, promoting academic and economic achievement and addressing community needs through AT&T´s philanthropic initiative Aspire. Through Aspire, the company has passed the USD250 million mark on its plan to invest USD350 million in education from 2008-2017.