Frontier donated high-speed fiber internet, new laptops and drones to the Girl Scouts of Central Texas is part of the provider's Broadband for Good social impact program, a commitment to advancing digital inclusion and strengthening the communities it serves. The program supports the company’s purpose of Building Gigabit America by using its fiber technology and resources to connect more people to the digital society.
The donation to the Girl Scouts benefits the organization’s STEM and Community programs, which provide thousands of girls of all backgrounds access to the educational resources and tools they need to pursue careers in natural science, coding, robotics and more.
The Girl Scouts of Central Texas' programs enable girls to design and build robots, learn how to code, delve into animal ecosystems, explore outer space and more. In addition to hosting these activities at its center in San Angelo, Texas, the organization has created a mobile STEM experience to bring to youth who live in surrounding areas, including Concho Valley, Brownwood, Waco, Killeen and Bryan/College Station, with fewer hands-on STEM opportunities.
“Giving girls equal opportunities to pursue careers in science and technology is the best way to ensure a diverse and talented workforce of the future. That’s why we decided to support the STEM education program at the Girl Scouts of Central Texas through our Broadband for Good program. Our donation will help secure a future where more women choose careers in tech.”
“We are incredibly excited to be a recipient of Frontier’s Broadband for Good program. Girl Scouts is excited for this new relationship with Frontier. The donation will make a real difference and help Girl Scouts advance our STEM programming by providing the best technology, faster speed and larger bandwidth to serve more girls at one time with this up-to-date broadband. Frontier has also donated STEM and programming materials that will utilize technology in new ways and will enable more opportunities for girls who have location barriers to STEM-learning via our STEM mobile van.”
Frontier also selected The Boys & Girls Clubs of the Brazos Valley in Bryan, Texas as the first community location to benefit from its new Broadband for Good program. The organization offers underserved youth in the community a safe place to learn, grow and play. As part of the program, Frontier donated high-speed broadband connectivity and computer equipment to support the organization’s mission to connect today’s youth to tomorrow’s opportunities.
"We have an important role to play in enabling an inclusive, digital society. Our new Broadband for Good program will help us advance our purpose by using our tech for good. Beginning today, our program will support organizations working to bridge the digital divide and address other critical needs. The ambition for the program is to stretch our imagination of what’s possible with the power of our technology."