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 current state of technology infrastructure in U.S. K-12 districts.

More than half of the districts reported that none of their schools meet the FCC’s long-term broadband connectivity goal of 1 Gbps...

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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. When she isn't wrangling her two children, Laura enjoys running, photography, home improvement, and rooting for the Terps. Find Laura on Twitter: @eSN_Laura http://twitter.com/eSN_Laura