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Demystifying mobile and broadband speeds

eSchool News

This post on mobile and broadband speeds originally appeared on CoSN’s blog and is reposted here with permission. These new standards will be used to determine if broadband is being deployed in a reasonable and timely manner. It offers portability but may have lower speeds and higher latency compared to fixed broadband.

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K–12 Schools Seek to Connect 12 Million Students Without Home Broadband Access

EdTech Magazine

As part of the shift to remote learning in 2020, many schools provided devices such as laptops and tablets to students for the purpose of attending school via the internet. Without it, these K–12 students can’t connect to remote classes…

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Edtech Reports Recap: Video Is Eating the World, Broadband Fails to Keep Up

Edsurge

The broadband gap isn’t only a problem for remote learning. That Broadband Gap Bar? schools had high-speed broadband connections. A different nonprofit, Connected Nation, has picked up EducationSuperHighway’s broadband baton. Early childhood” videos on YouTube nearly all have advertising. All in this Edtech Reports Recap.

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Could the Bridge Across the Digital Divide Be Paved With TV Signals?

Edsurge

Although digital technologies hold great promise in the realm of education, access remains limited for many communities worldwide. One such company, Information Equity Initiative (IEI), is working to bridge the digital divide so that all students have access to educational information. households didn't have broadband access.

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Is a Backpack the Key to Closing the Homework Gap?

EdTech Magazine

Millions of students lack the ability to access the internet from home — a problem compounded by increasing expectations from educators that students do so to complete homework and research. . Fourteen percent of children ages 3 to 18 lack home internet access , according to National Center for Education Statistics data.

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Awareness, Assessment, and Access: Improving Adult Digital Literacy

Digital Promise

” To help increase digital literacy awareness in underserved communities, Broadband Rhode Island , a partner with RIFLI, created a curriculum in 2011 for adult education teachers to promote digital literacy among adult learners. But lending the tablets is only part of the access puzzle. As a result, Ms. ”'

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Free internet could erase the digital divide

eSchool News

Local leaders must play a critical role in closing the digital divide for 18 million American households that have access to the internet but can’t afford to connect, according to a new report. The urgent prompt comes from EducationSuperHighway, a national nonprofit with a mission to close the broadband affordability gap.