Distance Learning & The Digital Divide
According to the FCC, 22% of Americans in rural areas lack broadband coverage. Overall, more than 21 million Americans lack the minimum federal definition of reliable broadband internet which is 25 megabits per second (Mbps) download and 3 Mbps upload.
"One-half of all jobs now require some level of digital skills. By the end of the decade, that number will be 77 percent. School-aged kids without broadband access at home are not only unable to complete their homework, they enter the job market with a serious handicap. And that loss is more than individual. It’s a loss to our collective human capital and shared economic future that we need to address."
—Jessica Rosenworcel, Federal Communications Commission (FCC)
Now is the time to address the digital divide - not only providing the necessary tools, including the devices and broadband access, but providing the right devices for every grade and learning level to help students achieve success. We offer a complete line of Premier Smart Series devices tailored to the needs of various grades and learning levels as well as traditional Chromebooks, laptops, hotspots and tablets.
Every Premier Smart Series Device Includes:
- Option of 4G LTE internet access or wi-fi only
- CIPA compliant content filtering
- Protective case and screen protector to safeguard your investment
- Smart Management Console™ to set policies, load and update apps
Smart & Smarter HotSpots™
Premier Smart Series Devices
The Smart & Smarter HotSpots™ combine the functionality of a traditional hotspot with the computing power of a phablet. These devices provide an all-in-one solution for schools without a 1:1 initiative; offering the technology students need to complete their digital assignments in a format they prefer.
The Smart & Smarter HotSpots™ include a wide range of customization options including screen size, pre-loaded apps and even calling capabilities.
TotSpot™ - The Smarter HotSpot™ for Tots!
Premier Smart Series Device
The TotSpot™ was created with our youngest students in mind. It's the perfect device for pre-k and head start programs as well as kindergarten and lower grades. The ruggedized case with built-in carrying handle make it especially easy for smaller hands.
Premier Smart Series Device
The SmartBook™ combines the functionality of a traditional Chromebook with a touch screen tablet. The combined features of a keyboard and touch screen help to ease the transition from a traditional tablet to a laptop-style device. Similar to our Smarter HotSpot™, the SmartBook™ comes pre-loaded with your desired apps.
The ConnectED Bus™ by Premier Wireless provides wi-fi internet access both on the bus and around the bus. Students can access the internet during daily commutes or while traveling for field trips, sporting events and other extracurricular activities.
When school is not in session or buses are not in use, they can be parked in neighborhoods or parking lots to cast a wide coverage area. Students can gather around the bus to access the internet while still adhering to social distancing guidelines.
When school is not in session, ConnectED Campus™ allows you to preserve the classroom internet experience and extend it beyond the bounds of the school building via LTE or wi-fi.
ConnectED Campus™ LTE allows you to provide cellular LTE connectivity in the most needed areas, including mobile home parks, apartment complexes or public community locations.
ConnectED Campus™ Wi-Fi simply extends the existing wi-fi from inside the school to the parking lot, stadiums, playgrounds and sporting fields - anywhere or everywhere across campus.
Both ConnectED Campus™ solutions protect students by allowing them to maintain social distancing while accessing the internet.
Chromebooks, Laptops & Tablets
Federal and state grants are part of the budget picture for nearly every public sector agency in the country, but many agencies are understaffed for grants development or lack experience with grant programs that could dramatically increase their capacity to leverage technology to advance their missions and impact their communities.
The Premier Wireless Grants Support Program provides public sector agencies, educational institutions, and hospitals with grants information, customized funder research, and consultation that will help develop project ideas, get technology-rich projects funded, and even expand initiatives that are already in the works.
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To learn more about our solutions, call 281‑667‑0404, or request an online meeting.