On Thursday night Jay-Z released his highly-anticipated 13th album 4:44 through Tidal.
Those that are subscribed to the music streaming service or Sprint had access to the album first when it dropped at 12 a.m. However, Jay-Z’s partnership with Sprint goes beyond expanding his business ventures. As The Root has pointed out, the partnership is also a part of the 1Million Project, an initiative from Sprint and the Sprint Foundation that will connect one million low-income high school students in the United States who don’t have internet access at home to help level the playing field and eliminate the “homework gap.”
As a part of the initiative those one million students will receive the following over five years:
- 3 GB per month of free high-speed LTE data while on the Sprint network. Unlimited data is available at 2G speeds if usage exceeds 3 GB in a month.
A free smartphone, tablet or hotspot device.
Free hotspot capability and unlimited domestic calls/text while on the Sprint network for students who receive a smartphone.
Free Children’s Internet Protection Act (CIPA) compliant content filter with every device. This filter blocks adult content and malware while on the Sprint network. Specifically designed for the 1Million Project, this filter is always on and cannot be disabled.
Read more about the 1Million Project here.