National Effort to Upgrade Internet Access in Public Schools Launched

EducationSuperHighway, the nonprofit organization dedicated to bringing high speed broadband to the nation's K-12 public schools, today announced that it is launching a comprehensive national effort to upgrade America's schools. Mark Zuckerberg's Startup:Education, the Gates Foundation and several other foundations and education entities are making a multi-year investment in EducationSuperHighway's mission to ensure all students have equal access to the promise of digital learning.

EducationSuperHighway is encouraging state and local policy makers to join twenty-six states and thousands of school districts in the national effort to bring high-speed Internet access to America's K-12 students. The first step is to take an inventory of the Internet access available to their students by participating in EducationSuperHighway's free National SchoolSpeedTest ( In addition, EducationSuperHighway encourages school superintendents and school board members to contact their local representatives to voice their support for modernizing the E-rate program.