While the return to direct school does not happen, distance education continues as an alternative in some parts of the country. To make remote classes possible, the Piauí government signed an agreement with Claro and Vivo to distribute 180,000 4G internet chips to students from the state network.
Claro will be responsible for 140,000 chips, while Vivo will supply another 40,000 chips. The data plan has 20 GB of data and will allow access to teaching content and online activities.
Internet will be controlled by the Ministry of Education
Through the Embratel solution, the Ministry of Education (Seduc) will be able to define some data packet usage rules. It can identify which websites and applications can be accessed, block internet sharing with another device (router or hotspot function), and limit chip operation to a particular device. .
In addition to Piauí, other states have also adopted measures to extend mobile internet access to allow distance education:
- São Paulo state has leased 750,000 chips to students, teachers and staff in vulnerable situations. There’s 3 GB of internet per month for students and 5 GB for servers, in addition to unlimited access to educational content;
- The Federal District signed an agreement rated zero (free data) with Claro and TIM so that students have free access to the online teaching platform;
- Rio Grande do Sul has entered into a contract with Claro, Oi, TIM and Vivo to sponsor Google Classroom data for students from the public network.