Lycamobile partners with the Welsh Government to deliver free data to students

Gabby Fernie

Lycamobile is partnering with the Welsh Government to support remote learning for students through the spring and summer terms. 

The Mobile Data Uplift Scheme is available to digitally excluded learners in Wales until the end of the academic year in July. This is to ensure that children can continue to access online resources and do not miss out on critical learning and development through this challenging time. 

Digitally excluded learners include those who do not have access to fixed broadband at home, an appropriate internet connected device to engage in online learning activities or those who cannot afford to buy the additional data allowance to access education resources. 

Eligible learners can apply for 20GB of extra data per month at no additional cost. The offer extents to adult learners too, ensuring that all students can continue their education. 

The network has initially allocated 3,000 data uplifts to the scheme in Wales.

"I am proud to announce Lycamobile’s support for the Welsh Government’s Data Uplift scheme as students enter the most challenging part of the academic year. By ensuring that children have access to the connectivity and educational resources they need, we hope to play a key role in the continuation of their education and alleviate any anxieties from struggling families should any further outbreaks occur.” said Founder and Chairman of the Lyca Group, Allirajah Subaskaran.