Distance learning depends on school internet access
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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