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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EducationSuperHighway & Massachusetts connect residents to affordable broadband

Broadband activities are revving up in the Bay State. The timing is not a coincidence: with President Biden signing the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act into law in November 2021, and NTIA subsequently releasing Notices of Funding Opportunity which outline the Broadband Equity, Access, and Deployment (BEAD) Program, Digital Equity Act, and Enabling Middle Mile Grant Infrastructure program in May 2022, states and localities find themselves in a new era of funding opportunities to finally close the digital divide. To connect the unconnected to affordable broadband, EducationSuperHighway has teamed up with organizations across Massachusetts to take advantage of this opportunity in three separate areas, described below.

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