Knowing this school year will look much different and present a variety of challenges along the way, Garden Valley Technologies wanted to come up with a way to let schools in the service area know the organization stands behind them. GVT started off by donating and delivering water bottles to each school in its service area. With water fountains being shut off to avoid the spread of germs, students are being asked to bring their own water bottle to school. GVT donated hundreds of water bottles to local schools so they can provide an option to students without a water bottle.

This week GVT also announced its Students First Internet Discount. GVT’s Students First Internet Discount is an affordable Internet program designed to help families and students in low-income households have reliable access to the Internet for distance learning, homework, accessing educational resources and more.

GVT subscribers who have children enrolled in grades K-12 (including Pre-K) and participate in the Free and Reduced-Price Meal program are eligible for a $38.95 credit per month for up to 6 months. For reference, the base 50/50 Internet service with Garden Valley is $38.95/month with phone service or $48.95/month without phone service.

The Students First Internet Discount was created because all students should have access to fast, reliable Internet service whether they are learning in class, at home or in a hybrid setting due to the COVID-19 global pandemic. Garden Valley Technologies wants to do its part in providing affordable Internet service to families in need during this time.

Families wishing to participate in this program must fill out the Confidentiality Release Form and submit to their local school. Release forms are available from local schools or the GVT website.

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