2016 State of the States
The second annual report on the state of broadband connectivity in America's public schoolsVIEW THE REPORT
Latest Update: Announcing the 2016 State of the States report on the state of broadband connectivity in the nation’s K-12 public schools. Read more >>
Upgrade the Internet access in every public school classroom in America so that every student has the opportunity to take advantage of the promise of digital learning
We have made significant progress, but
11.6 MILLION STUDENTS still lack broadband for digital learning.
That’s over 19,000 schools not meeting the minimum bandwidth goal for digital learning and the outlook is much worse if you consider the rapid growth in school bandwidth demand over the next three years.
We catalyze action by working with leaders at the federal and state level to effect change. Governors and state leaders have an unprecedented opportunity to bring their schools into the 21st century. New FCC funding for K-12 broadband enables schools to afford faster connectivity. Learn how your state can get students connected.
We close the fiber gap by working with states to get high-speed, fiber-optic connections to schools that currently lack access. Fiber is most often the only technology that will cost-effectively deliver the speeds necessary to meet schools’ growing bandwidth needs. Learn how to close the fiber gap in your state.
A wireless solution is one of the most complex purchases a school district must make. We help school districts determine the network equipment and features needed to build a robust Wi-Fi network and how to use E-rate’s $150 per student allocation efficiently. Learn more about how to ensure robust Wi‑Fi in your school district.
The high cost of broadband prevents many schools from getting the bandwidth they need. We make broadband more affordable for schools by increasing transparency of what school districts and states pay for broadband and Wi-Fi. Learn how price transparency can help increase bandwidth.
Today marks the release of our second annual “State of the States” report on the state of broadband connectivity in the nation’s K-12 public schools. We’re happy to report that in the past year an additional 10.4 million students now … Read More