"When school is online, the digital divide grows greater"
April 09, 2020


 

Date: April 9, 2020

Outlet: WIRED

Written By: Klint Finley

Excerpt: "The Rural Digital Opportunity Fund, which replaced a previous initiative called the Connect America Fund, gives carriers money to build broadband in communities that lack access to connections of at least 10 megabits per second. It's set to send $20.4 billion over 10 years to carriers to expand rural broadband access. But John Windhausen Jr., executive director of the Schools, Health & Libraries Broadband Coalition, says the Fiber Broadband Association estimated last year that it will cost $70 billion to bring fiber-optic networks to 90 percent of the US by 2025."

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Original Posting: https://www.wired.com/story/school-online-digital-divide-grows-greater/



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