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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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Satellite Broadband Is Expanding. Can That Reduce the Digital Divide?

Edsurge

During the pandemic, broadband access became more pressing than ever for education, as schools and colleges suddenly shifted most teaching online. And that sudden shift exposed inequities in who has access to broadband. Although the digital divide affects 15 to 16 million students across the U.S.,

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Path to Digital Equity: Why We Need to Address the Digital Divide with Solutions Around Adoption

Digital Promise

Moreover, less than 25 percent of households eligible for the FCC’s Emergency Broadband Benefit had enrolled as of December 2021, and a similar percentage of low- and middle-income households are even aware of free or discount internet offers. Access to available programs and resources can be challenging.

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Five action steps to shrink the digital divide

eSchool News

Titled Mind the Gap: Closing the Digital Divide through affordability, access, and adoption , the report from Connected Nation (CN), with support from AT&T, provides new insights into why more than 30 million eligible households are not opting to access internet service at home or leverage the ACP. However, 82.4

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The looming threat that could worsen the digital divide

eSchool News

This funding, which was crucial in bridging the digital divide, now stands at a crossroads, potentially leaving many educational institutions grappling with outdated technology and hindering access to the digital resources necessary for effective learning.

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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.

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How schools can help students overcome the digital divide

eSchool News

However, the study also found that educators lack centralized resources and direct support necessary to successfully overcome barriers to the digital divide. Data shows multiple disconnects between what parents pointed to as actual barriers to broadband adoption versus what teachers perceived as parents’ barriers to adoption.