SAN FRANCISCO, CA – EducationSuperHighway and GeoTel Communications, LLC today announced a joint effort to identify opportunities for further closing the digital divide in America’s public education system.
The strategic partnership will leverage GeoTel Communications’ geospatial telecom datasets to deliver unparalleled strategic insight, enabling EducationSuperHighway to assist the more than 2.3 million students across the nation who still lack access to the minimum connectivity required for digital learning and the 1,350 schools without a fiber-optic connection.
“We are excited to work with GeoTel as we seek to find a clear and affordable path for connecting the remaining school districts to high-speed Internet access,” said EducationSuperHighway Founder and CEO Evan Marwell.
GeoTel is proud to partner with a mission-driven organization dedicated to opening a world of possibilities for today’s students and tomorrow’s leaders. Adequate Internet access opens a realm of benefits through digital learning, and we are eager to play a role in advancing this critical work,” said GeoTel Founder and CEO Dave Drazen.
EducationSuperHighway is the leading non-profit focused on upgrading the Internet access in every public-school classroom in America. We believe that digital learning has the potential to provide all students with equal access to educational opportunity and that every school requires high-speed broadband to make that opportunity a reality. EducationSuperHighway is funded by national philanthropic organizations, including the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, and our mission is supported by 49 U.S. governors and America’s leading CEOs. Learn more at educationsuperhighway.org.
About GeoTel Communications
GeoTel is the leading provider of telecommunications infrastructure datasets. GeoTel creates geospatial databases consisting of 15 telecommunications datasets, including carrier fiber routes and fiber lit buildings. The data is licensed in a geographic information system (GIS) or by using GeoTel’s web-based SaaS application, TeleTracker. For over 18 years, GeoTel’s products have been providing companies and government agencies with powerful leverage and insight necessary to make intelligent, location-based business decisions. Learn more at www.geo-tel.com