CoSN broadband

Cost is still keeping districts from boosting broadband speeds


New CoSN report reveals that while many districts have high-speed access, funding issues keep others from achieving connectivity goals

Cost remains the biggest hurdle for schools trying to increase broadband connectivity speeds for students, according to CoSN's 2017 Annual Infrastructure Survey.

The majority of school districts--85 percent, to be exact--meet the Federal Communications Commission's short-term goal for broadband connectivity of 100 Mbps per 1,000 students, according to the survey.

The survey collected feedback from 445 large, small, urban, and rural school district leaders nationwide and examines the
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