Distance learning depends on school internet access

Students nationwide have varying access to adequate broadband speeds
By: | April 12, 2016

Many states and schools are turning to online distance education to help students access postsecondary courses or even a degree.

However, students nationwide have varying access to adequate broadband speeds and the financial means to purchase and maintain a strong internet connection, according to a March Education Trends report from the Education Commission of the States.

At the national level, 75 percent of American households had a broadband subscription in 2014.


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