Study finds that discount internet programs reach few low-income families

Though technology's critical role in academic and workforce success is increasing, many low- and moderate-income families, while connected to the internet, are plagued by slow speeds or mobile-only device access, according to a new study.

The vast majority of surveyed low- and moderate-income families are connected to the internet (94 percent), but many rely on mobile-only access (23 percent) and more than half (52 percent) of those with home internet access say it is too slow, a quarter (26 percent) say too many people share the same computer, and one fifth (20...

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    Laura Ascione

    Laura Ascione is the Managing Editor, Content Services at eSchool Media. She is a graduate of the University of Maryland's prestigious Philip Merrill College of Journalism. Find Laura on Twitter: @eSN_Laura