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The 3 barriers school districts face in the bandwidth race

from EdTech Magazine

With December fast approaching, it's been nearly one year since the Federal Communication Commission cast its historic vote to update the E-Rate program with additional funding and streamlined application processes. What can change in a year? A lot, says Keith Krueger, CEO of the Consortium for School Networking. But serious blockages continue to slow progress toward the White House's ConnectED goal of having 99 percent of all schools connected to broadband by 2018. "While progress is happening, policymakers and educators will need to keep their eyes focused on continued investments in robust, reliable education networks with broadband access and Wi-Fi to enable digital learning and address issues of digital equity," says Krueger. more

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