Upgrading Arkansas’ K-12 Broadband

In August 2014, EducationSuperHighway partnered with Arkansas’ Office of the Governor and the Arkansas Department of Education to develop a plan to lead the nation in meeting the ConnectED goal of connecting all students to high-speed broadband.

Working with school districts, education service cooperatives, service providers, state agencies and legislators, and other stakeholders across the state, the EducationSuperHighway Arkansas state broadband project consisted of two primary phases of work.

  1. Understand the K-12 broadband landscape in Arkansas through in-depth data collection and analysis.
  2. Develop a strategic plan to meet the current ConnectED and FCC Internet access target of 100 Kbps/student by the summer of 2015 and the long-term target of 1 Mbps/student by the summer of 2018.

Read our findings and recommendations in Smarter Spending for Smarter Students: Upgrading Arkansas’ K-12 Broadband. Or, read the executive summary.