Eighty-eight percent of U.S. school districts have reached the minimum connectivity--100 kbps per student, as recommended by the Federal Communications Commission--to help students effectively use technology in the classroom.

The data comes from the second annual State of the States report from the nonprofit EducationSuperHighway, which analyzed 2016 FCC E-rate data representing 10,499 school districts and more than 38 million students.

According to the data, this mean that 88 percent of school districts--38 million students--are achieving the minimum connectivity goal.

Thirty-four governors across the U.S. took bipartisan action to upgrade their schools in 2016, with 5 states connecting 100...

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