Arkansas Leads the Way in School Broadband

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In 2014, Governor Asa Hutchinson signed into law his ambitious plan to make computer programming available in every high school across the state. In order to make this and other digital learning opportunities a reality for students, the state needed to increase broadband connectivity in classrooms.

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They worked with EducationSuperHighway and other partners to utilize federal resources and state funding to create a state-wide network. Arkansas is now the first state to meet the Federal Communication Commission’s school broadband goal of 1 Mbps per student, providing enough bandwidth to make digital learning a reality in every classroom, every day. Their efforts to provide equal access to education resources are helping build the foundation for the next generation of leaders in technology and beyond.

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