More than 39 million U.S. students have high-speed internet access at school, and 94 percent of school districts meet the minimum 100 kbps per student goal set by the Federal Communications Commission, according to a new report.

The State of the States report from nonprofit EducationSuperHighway, now in its third year, shows that an additional 5.1 million students gained high-speed access in the classroom.

The report also reveals that the gap between students with high-speed internet access and those without is particularly troubling in rural areas–1,587 rural K-12 schools still don’t have the infrastructure necessary to support the high-speed internet and digital resources educators need to teach students with the latest technologies.

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