Ashley Park School in Charlotte, North Carolina serves families in neighborhoods with some of the lowest levels of home Internet use in the state. The community contains the highest percentage of adults without a high school degree, and has the highest percentage of households with an annual income less than $40,000.
Ashley Park students received laptops from One Laptop Per Child (OCLC), but many were unable to take full advantage of the new devices because they lacked Internet access at home. Mobile Beacon worked with Ashley Park School and Digi-Bridge to launch a pilot program that provided digital access and support for parents and students. Mobile Beacon donated 100 modems with free access for at-home Internet access for the remainder of their school year.