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Report: Why Students Need 24/7 Broadband Access

Report: Why Students Need 24/7 Broadband Access

CoSN today issued a new paper for education leaders, titled “School-to-Home: Understanding Why 24/7 Access to Broadband is Essential to Student Learning.”

The paper, which is part of CoSN’s Digital Equity and Smart Education Networks by Design (SEND) Initiatives, gives school leaders guidance to improve digital access in their communities.

“School-to-Home” details the main barriers to extending broadband to homes nationwide. Despite cost and lack of fiber or high-speed Internet availability, some districts are improving Internet access by promoting public Wi-Fi access, providing Internet in school parking lots and athletic fields, and establishing portable loaner Wi-Fi hotspots for student use to take home to do school work.

Read the paper here.