Senator Thomas J. Umberg (D – Orange County) was on hand at the Anaheim Union High School District Office to help distribute 400 Chromebook laptops to students from Frontier Communications.
“The pandemic has highlighted some of California’s infrastructure deficiencies with startling clarity. Some of those exist in our wireless networks and educational technology right here in the heart of Orange County,” said Senator Umberg. He went on to say that, “This age group, in particular, has had so much stolen from them. It’s vitally important that we provide them with the tools necessary to be able to finish their high school education to go on and make a difference in the world.”
Distributed laptops were prioritized to students and families currently lacking Internet-capable devices at home – a severe impediment to distance learning. Frontier Communications partnered with Anaheim Union High School District Trustee, Al Jabbar, and Senator Tom Umberg to provide the Chromebooks through the California Emerging Technology Fund (CETF).