Digital equity is one of the most complex and urgent issues facing 21st-century educators.
The nationwide massive shift to eLearning means that broadband data is absolutely necessary for K-12 and higher-ed students.
BAND-NC seeks to help North Carolina become the first state in the nation where every county has a digital inclusion plan by the end of 2022.
Today, EducationSuperHighway released its annual State of the States report, highlighting the completion of its mission to close the K-12 classroom connectivity gap.
Results reveal that the E-rate program remains critical in establishing broadband connectivity for schools and libraries.
“In order to provide personalized learning experiences for students to best prepare them for college and careers, and to compete in a global economy, all schools need access to reliable, high-speed broadband," said SETDA's incoming Executive Director, Candice Dodson.
CoSN’s 2016 Annual Infrastructure Survey found that, while schools are making progress increasing broadband connectivity in classrooms, significant hurdles remain.