National Report on the Status of K-12 Connectivity in America

January 22, 2017
National Report on the Status of K-12 Connectivity in America

In the past year, an additional 10.4 million students now have the minimum connectivity they need to take advantage of technology in the classroom and as a result, 88 percent of school districts nationally are now meeting the minimum connectivity goals.

In 2015, 40 governors committed to providing their K-12 students with equal access to educational opportunity by ensuring that all of their classrooms were connected to high-speed broadband. During 2016, 34 of these governors took action, taking advantage of the opportunity presented by the modernization of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) E-rate program, to begin the process of delivering on this commitment. As a result of their efforts, and those of state and district leaders across the country, 10.4 million more students and 700,000 additional teachers now have the connectivity they need to unleash the power of technology to enhance teaching and learning in the classroom.

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