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Sparklight® Chromebook Donation Improves Technology Access in Sioux City Elementary Schools
October 14, 2022—Sioux City, IA— In an effort to bridge the digital divide and ensure that Sioux City students have the tools required for scholastic success, Sparklight recently donated 50 Chromebooks to Dakota City Elementary and Lewis & Clark Elementary Schools.
Todd Strom, Superintendent of the South Sioux City Community School District said that the Chromebooks will be used for a wide variety of academic initiatives, including state assessments and progress monitoring.
“These new Chromebooks will provide students with access to a multitude of apps that they will be able to use to study, work on projects and create presentations,” Strom said. “This technology gives students safe access to more information, which can help them in their learning process. In order to succeed in both school and work, students need to understand how to use digital technology.”
Over the past nine years, Sparklight has donated more than 2,600 Chromebooks to Title I schools and community centers in the markets they serve.
Sparklight’s Sioux City General Manager Mike Drahota said the donation reflects Sparklight’s commitment to strengthening the Sioux City community.
“We recognize the critical importance that access to technology plays in helping ensure students achieve academic success,” Drahota said. “Improving access to technology in our schools will improve education and benefit our communities where we live and work for the long term.”
Sparklight® is a leading broadband communications provider and part of the Cable One family of brands, which serves more than 1.1 million residential and business customers in 24 states. Sparklight provides consumers with a wide array of connectivity and entertainment services, including high-speed internet and advanced Wi-Fi solutions, cable television and phone service. Sparklight Business provides scalable and cost-effective products for businesses ranging in size from small to mid-market, in addition to enterprise, wholesale and carrier customers.
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