DETROIT (WWJ) – Some Detroit Public School students are getting the chance to bring home more than just textbooks from school.

The district purchased 40,000 Netbook computers, and some students will get to take them home.

The pilot project kicks off in six schools this week and Comcast’s Gerald Smith says, through its Internet Essentials program, they’re offering the service for $10.00 a month to some families.

“With the city of Detroit, for example, there’s only 20-percent penetration with respect to Internet usage,” Smith said. “It’s our belief that Internet usage amongst students when they connect schools with home usage, it’s very critical to keep the learning curve alive.”

The school district says the Netbook computers are now equipped with Lojack and other safety features.

Comments

Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

w

Connecting to %s

Watch & Listen LIVE