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Altice USA Donates iPads and Earbuds to Shields Elementary School

Altice USA, the parent company of Suddenlink, is committed to supporting the success of local students in the face of the pandemic recovery. As part of a $1 million initiative impacting 30 school districts in the areas served by the company, Shields Elementary School in Victoria ISD received 20 iPads and 600 earbuds with microphones. This donation increases access to virtual classroom opportunities, connectivity, and online curriculum for Victoria ISD students.

“At Suddenlink, we are proud to support the communities we serve and their school districts, who play a critical role in helping to develop the innovators and technologists of tomorrow,” said Mike Petty, Regional Vice President, Suddenlink

 “It is truly a blessing to have Altice partner with Shields and donate iPads and earbuds for our students,” added Shields Elementary School Principal Kelly Gabrysch. “During this difficult time of COVID, we did not have the technology we needed to implement digital learning like we wanted to. Safety concerns are very high right now and with the donation of the earbuds, every student will be able to have their own individual set for the year. With this donation, it will be extremely helpful for students to access research-based computer programs for reading and math.”

Suddenlink is committed to ensuring broadband access for all and understands that now, more than ever, having the right tools to remain connected is just as critical as access itself. With this contribution, Suddenlink hopes students and schools can continue learning in this new, virtual environment.


Pictured (L to R): Dr. Quintin Shepherd, VISD Superintendent; Kelly Gabrysch, Shields Elementary School Principal; Mandi Prichard, Shields Elementary School Assistant Principal; Curt Allison, Altice USA Market Engagement Specialist; and Schott Heimann, Suddenlink Local Retail Supervisor

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