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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. Phones connect to the internet, TVs connect to the internet, and even vacuum cleaners are online today.

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The Pandemic Released a Stream of Money for Broadband. Will That Advance Digital Equity?

Edsurge

For a number of years, she’s relied on discount options for broadband so that her own family can connect to the internet. The broadband speed is supposed to be up to 300 gigabytes — considered moderate usage for an American household — but it can run slow because everyone is using it, Tang says.

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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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Free internet could erase the digital divide

eSchool News

The urgent prompt comes from EducationSuperHighway, a national nonprofit with a mission to close the broadband affordability gap. Over the past year, closing the broadband affordability gap has become a national priority. The ACP is a $14.2 million households, including 17.7 The ACP is a $14.2 million households, including 17.7

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Is a Backpack the Key to Closing the Homework Gap?

EdTech Magazine

Kajeet ’s ConnectEdNow campaign , announced in June, aims to make broadband access more affordable by providing students with portable Wi-Fi hotspot devices, a $200 mobile device subsidy and discounted data plans from Verizon , T-Mobile and other LTE providers. Broadband access still is limited in some rural areas.

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How to Select a Complete Digital Education Solution Provider

ViewSonic Education

Over the past few years, there has been a huge influx of education technology resources available to schools – from tablets and robotics to online platforms and digital whiteboards. For example, it’s no good investing in iPads for the school if the broadband bandwidth and Wi-Fi connectivity aren’t up to scratch.

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Digital divide: Gap is narrowing, but how will schools maintain progress?

The Hechinger Report

BRUNSWICK, Maine—Like many school districts, Brunswick School Department in Maine suddenly has a lot more laptops and tablets to manage than it planned for. billion Emergency Connectivity Fund, which allows schools to apply for funds to pay for home broadband and devices for their students. 18, 2021, in Brunswick, Maine.