Published Online: June 3, 2014
Published in Print: June 4, 2014, as Digital Learning

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Digital Learning

"Analysis of Costs to Upgrade and Maintain Robust Local Area Networks for All K-12 Public Schools"

An estimated $3.2 billion in new funds are needed to realize President Barack Obama's goal of providing all students with high-speed wireless Internet connections inside their schools and libraries by 2018, concludes a new analysis by two prominent education-technology organizations.

That sum represents a needed investment above and beyond the $2.4 billion currently directed to schools and libraries each year as part of the federal E-rate program. It comes from the Washington-based Consortium for School Networking, or CoSN, and EducationSuperHighway, based in San Francisco.

The projections were drawn from consultations with over 50 district-level chief technology officers, and vendors and networking experts.

Vol. 33, Issue 33, Pages 4-5

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