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Price Tool Aims to Help Districts With Bandwidth

By Benjamin Herold — January 26, 2016 1 min read
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Hoping to help schools secure more bandwidth at better rates, the nonprofit advocacy group EducationSuperHighway last week released a searchable online tool that aims to make the prices districts pay for Internet services more transparent.

The new Web tool, called Compare & Connect K-12, contains information on the amount of bandwidth nearly every district in the country receives, the service provider that delivers it, the rate the district pays, the type of connection in use, and more.

The primary audience for the new tool is school district technology leaders who will be able to quickly see whether their districts are getting the bandwidth they need to meet new federal connectivity targets—at a fair price.

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A version of this article appeared in the January 27, 2016 edition of Education Week as Price Tool Aims to Help Districts With Bandwidth

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