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Schools and Broadband Speeds: An Analysis of Gaps in Access to High-Speed Internet for African American, Latino, Low-Income, and Rural Students


The United States must modernize its education system dramatically, which includes providing access to high-speed internet to all students. Ten years ago, it was sufficient to have one computer lab in a school. Today, students, teachers, and library patrons increasingly rely on tablets, laptops, and other devices to access the internet, but despite the potential of digital learning tools, gaps in access mean many students lack these opportunities.