Nextlink Internet joins educational alliance with Purdue Global

Mar 28, 2024 | Blog, News

Nextlink Partnership with Purdue Global

Nextlink Partnership with Purdue Global

HUDSON OAKS, Texas and WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Purdue Global has signed an educational alliance agreement with Nextlink Internet, a leading regional internet and phone service provider. This alliance will bring broad-based educational opportunities with tuition reduction to employees, their family members, and customers.

“Purdue Global’s partnership with Nextlink Internet is exciting because together, we have the ability to positively impact families and communities across the U.S.,” said Purdue Global Chancellor Frank Dooley. “As more high-speed internet providers invest in lines and infrastructure, more and more Americans gain easier access and the potential convenience to online education.”

Purdue Global is Purdue’s online university for working adults. Several Purdue University departments have had leading roles in developing digital equity plans and providing expertise on the importance of broadband access, especially in digital deserts.

“We are committed to empowering our communities through accessible internet and education,” said Claude Aiken, chief strategy officer at Nextlink Internet. “We’re excited to see the impact this educational alliance will have on our staff and their family members, as well as our customers in the communities we serve.”

This partnership will provide Nextlink employees, their spouses, domestic partners, parents, siblings and children, as well as Nextlink customers with tuition reduction for a wide variety of Purdue Global programs, both undergraduate and non-doctoral graduate.

About Purdue Global

Purdue Global is Purdue’s online university for working adults who have life experience and often some college credits. It offers flexible paths for students to earn an associate, bachelor’s, master’s or doctoral degree based on their work experience, military service and previous college credits, no matter where they are in their life journey. Purdue Global is a nonprofit, public university accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and backed by Purdue University. For more information, visit

About Nextlink Internet

Nextlink Internet is a rural-focused provider of high-speed internet and phone services, investing over $1 billion in unserved and underserved communities with its fiber and wireless infrastructure. As an active participant in public-private partnerships to close the digital divide, Nextlink is working to rapidly connect millions of homes, businesses, and anchor institutions in rural areas and small communities across 12 states. For more information visit:

Writer: Kaitlin McQueen

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Frank Dooley, chancellor of Purdue Global

Claude Aiken, chief strategy officer, Nextlink Internet