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#FactFriday: 44.7M Students Have High-Speed Internet Access

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Of the 2.3 million U.S. students not yet connected to high-speed internet, 1.9 million are in just 62 school districts. Visit to learn how your state can upgrade internet access in every public school classroom to empower more students to take advantage of the promise of digital learning.

What Others Are Saying

“To provide students with the education they need to thrive in a globally connected world, we must find ways to design, fund, acquire, and maintain the infrastructure that will make connectivity a reality for every teacher and student in every learning environment.”
USED Office of Educational TechnologyBuilding Technology Infrastructure for Learning


“A multi-pronged approach has generated the surge in school connectivity. In 2014, the Federal Communications Commission overhauled the E-rate program, which helps subsidize the cost of internet access and other telecommunications services for schools and libraries. A bipartisan group of governors has leaned into the effort, providing state matching funds and technical support to schools seeking to upgrade their internet connections. And telecommunications companies have mostly bought into the idea of providing schools with substantially more bandwidth for marginally more money.”

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