Report: 77% of school districts in the U.S. have broadband access

The U.S. has made big strides in the past two years in bringing high-speed broadband access to classrooms.  According to an annual report from the nonprofit group EducationSuperHighway, in 2013 only 30 percent of school districts nationwide had broadband access that met the FCC's minimum requirement of 100 Kbps. Today that number has increased to 77 percent, representing 59 percent of schools and 53 percent of students.  In addition, the non-profit said that in 2013 less than 300,000 teachers had adequate broadband connections and today that has increased to 1.7 million teachers that are connected.  Article

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