The UAE is taking steps to ensure that students without internet at home have access to distance education.
The country’s Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA) is coordinating with Etisalat and du to provide free mobile data to families who don’t have internet services at home.
According to national news agency WAM, a package will soon be rolled out by the two service providers.
In coordination between @MOEducationUAE and @TheUAETRA— هيئة تنظيم الاتصالات (@TheUAETRA) March 18, 2020
.@etisalat and @dutwe provide mobile internet for families who have no home internet to enable distance learning
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The news comes as many parents were sent links from school regulators to a survey on online connectivity.