Telenet has opened its public internet connection for students who do not have internet access, providing free WiFi so they can keep connected to schools and teachers while being instructed to stay at home.
As many schools across Europe close, students in Belgium are being asked to continue their education online via platforms such as Smartschool. To cater for students without internet access, Telenet has opened the public WiFi signals which are available in more than 1.5 million locations across Belgium, including in Flanders, Brussels and the Laars van Henegouwen.
Schools and educational institutes can apply for access through Telenet, which will provide access codes that the schools can in turn distribute to students who need them. The WiFi signals can be picked up in most homes by logging in with the code provided by the educational institute. Students will remain connected to the free WiFi signal until the end of June.
Applications for login codes can only be submitted by officially recognized bodies such as schools, OCMWs or youth organizations via Hotspot.Info@telenetgroup.be
More data and entertainment
In other initiatives to help customers stay connected during the Coronavirus pandemic, Telenet is also offering extra data and more entertainment.
Telenet and BASE customers will have their current data volume doubled, and this applies for Telenet Business customers too. This will ensure that video conferencing, e-learning and contact with family can run smoothly. This is across both landline and mobile, completely free and automatic until at least 3 April.
Telenet customers will also find a whole selection of free films and series in the TV-theek, as well as on Channel 11. This selection includes a mix of local and international programmes for various audiences. The range of offerings will be further expanded as times go on.