As we ask ourselves questions about social networking, mobile technologies, online learning, and other emerging technological concerns, it’s important to remember that not all school districts in this country are all that far along technologically. In fact, many schools, as well as businesses and homes, are still struggling to secure stable, high-speed broadband connections, as this report, released by the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation, reminds us.
To tap into the potential that the Internet provides—such as video-streaming and conferencing, faster file-transfers from one computer to the next, and simultaneous usage of many bandwidth-heavy applications and devices—policymakers and leaders will first need to look into expanding the U.S. broadband network, says the report.
To read the whole report, click here.
A version of this news article first appeared in the Digital Education blog.