Connectivity is as essential as electricity in driving our global economy. Yet the digital divide is as wide as ever. Nearly half of the world’s population still does not have quality high-speed internet access.

For students engaged in virtual learning, connectivity challenges have come into sharp focus as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. The cost of high-speed internet is too much for some families. Students need access to laptops and tablets to complete coursework. Those who are new to leveraging this technology need mentorship and support.

Extreme believes no one should be left behind due to a lack of connectivity.

That’s why we’ve partnered with United Way to provide school systems, community organizations, and local governments with much-needed Wi-Fi and computing resources, as well as the guidance they need to best leverage it. Extreme provides the technology and expertise while United Way’s global network works to provide our neighbors with access to these vital resources that support a good quality of life, including digital learning and training, digital health services, job training, and economic opportunity.