Some families with students in Bend could get discounted Internet

BendBroadband works with school district to ensure students’ iPads are connected to the web.

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BendBroadband is working with the local school district to ensure students from low-income families have web service for their school-issued iPads.

Under the Connect2Compete program, families would pay $10 a month with no deposit, installation or modem rental fees.

“It was definitely in conjunction with the iPads. Before, some of these families didn’t have computers,” said Jennifer Beatty, senior customer care representative for BendBroadband. The company’s service area covers Bend, Redmond, Sisters, Sunriver and Terrebonne.

Eligible participants must have at least one child enrolled in kindergarten through 12th grade; have not subscribed to BendBroadband Internet service within the past 90 days; and have no outstanding bill or unreturned equipment with BendBroadband.

(SOURCE: Bend Bulletin)

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