A new report urges state leaders to help all school districts access high-speed school broadband


school-broadbandNationwide, 23 percent of school districts still do not meet the Federal Communication Commission's (FCC) minimum school broadband access goal of 100 kbps per student, according to a state-by-state broadband connectivity report from the nonprofit EducationSuperHighway.

The top three barriers to meeting the FCC's minimum school broadband goal, according to the report, include:

  • Access to fiber: School districts without fiber are 15 percent less likely to meet connectivity goals.

  • Broadband affordability: Districts that do meet the 100 kpbs per student minimum
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