A study recently conducted by the Pew Research Center showed that there is about 5 million families in the US do not have access to the internet at home. In a statement, Sprint CEO Marcelo Claure says that "Education is the foundation for our society to prosper." Claure shares how important and powerful of a tool the internet can be for learning. With the initiatives of the 1Million Project, a number of these individuals will be able to get the help they need.
The 1Million Project was inspired by a couple of programs that President Barack Obama established-- My Brother's Keeper and ConnectED. Sprint intends to work with a couple of non-profits, My Brother's Keeper and EveryoneOn, to provide free phone, tablet, laptop or hotspot. In addition to these devices, 3GB of LTE data will be provided each month. After they start the initiative in select markets, the carrier hopes to roll out the program throughout the country in preparation of the 2017-2018 school year.