Anytime, anywhere learning is a common vision for digital education. Yet, 5 million households with school-age children do not have high-speed Internet service at home.
This week, CoSN released our key preliminary findings from a nationwide survey about broadband and the E-Rate. Nearly 450 K-12 ed tech leaders representing 44 states participated in the survey and overwhelmingly agreed that the E-Rate is in dire need of reform.
99% of districts will need greater Internet bandwidth and connectivity within the next 3 years, and more than 90% think the current E-Rate program is inadequate for their districts' needs.
Among our other key findings are:
We'll release complete survey results this fall, but for now you check out our summary report here.
Over the coming weeks, we'll submit our survey results to the FCC to help inform their decision on E-Rate reform (scheduled to come on October 16). Check in with us on www.cosn.org to hear about the latest developments!