A recent survey of school-age children by Opinion Research Corp. underscores the importance of home internet access--and especially broadband access--to students. The national survey of 1,002 six- to 17-year-olds, conducted for SBC Communications Inc., found that students of all ages believe the internet helps them succeed in school, with more than 70 percent of all kids surveyed saying it helps them make better grades.

According to the survey, nine of 10 teens use the internet to find information for class assignments, and more than 70 percent of six- to 11-year-olds use it for that...

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