CHEYENNE, WY - Wyoming has been rated a leader in school broadband connectivity. This comes in a new report by the non-profit group, educationsuperhighway.org.
The group, which is dedicated to upgrading the Internet access in every public school classroom in America, released the first State of the States report on U.S. K-12 internet connectivity on Thursday (11/19/15). The study shows 100% of Wyoming’s public schools are connected to high speed internet and ready for digital learning.
"Digital learning has the power to transform education in this country, but that can't happen without first connecting all of our students to high-speed Internet. By working together to put a broadband foundation in place, we can ensure that every student, in every state has equal opportunity for a world-class education,” said Evan Marwell, CEO of EducationSuperHighway.
The connectivity metrics are based on school districts in each state that are meeting the FCC’s current minimum federal connectivity goal of 100 kpbs / student. A higher amount of connectivity means more opportunity for learning.
Looking around, only 74% of Colorado schools are connected and in Nebraska it's 92%. For the full list, check out: http://stateofthestates.educationsuperhighway.org/