IDEA Partners with TEA Connect Texas to Provide Free, Fast Internet to IDEA Texas Families who Lack Access

Team & Family, it’s time to get connected! 

IDEA has partnered with TEA Connect Texas to provide free, high-speed home internet for students who currently lack adequate access! All IDEA families without internet in Texas are eligible for this 100% free service. This new partnership is part of our commitment to support students at school and at home with equitable access to the highest-quality education on the path to and through college.  

The process is quick and easy. Read on for three simple next steps to secure free, high-speed internet at home: 

Step 1: visit and type or select IDEA PUBLIC SCHOOLS, (108807) in the bar labeled “select your school or school district.” 

Step 2: fill out the appropriate information. Please have your student ID number(s), phone number and email address accessible, as this information will be required to proceed. 

Step 3: enter your address to set up home installation.  

That’s it! Once we confirm the following information below, TEA Connect Texas will contact you in the latter part of September to arrange the installation: 

  1. Your student is currently enrolled with IDEA Public Schools.
  2. You do not currently have internet service.
  3. Your household can be serviced by a major participating provider (Spectrum, AT&T, Comcast). 

Should you have any questions after signing up, please visit  

If you are an IDEA Parent who does not live in Texas, IDEA is in the process of arranging district-sponsored internet programs through the Emergency Connectivity Fund. In the meantime, families without internet can apply for the Emergency Broadband Benefit directly by visiting  

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