Despite significant gains in high-speed connectivity among schools in the last decade, most schools' broadband access is still not sufficient to accommodate current and future technology needs, according to a report released this month by the State Educational Technology Directors Association (SETDA).

High-speed internet access is vital for U.S. education and global competitiveness, and ensuring broadband access for all students has become a critical national issue, SETDA says in its report, titled "High-Speed Broadband Access for All Kids: Breaking Through the Barriers."

Schools need high-speed broadband access to create rigorous, technology-infused learning environments, and students need affordable, high-speed broadband access at home


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