EducationSuperHighway has just released its annual report on the state of K-12 broadband connectivity, “2017 State of the States: Fulfilling Our Promise to America’s Students.”
They report that in Wyoming, 100% of school districts representing all of the state’s 92,642 students not only meet the minimum connectivity goal of 100 kbps per student, but beat it by a factor of 2, with every student receiving at least 200 kbps per student. What’s more—Wyoming provides the 200 kbps per student to all districts at absolutely no cost to any district. In 2017, Wyoming leveraged $6.1 million of federal E-rate funds
Wyoming Governor Matt Mead is quoted on the website:
[su_quote]Wyoming’s primary goal in this effort is to assure every student in our state has access to a first class education. As a result, we have deployed the best possible broadband to every school district in Wyoming. We are among the best in the nation because we have the highest aspirations for our students and we will continue to invest in the infrastructure necessary to be sure our districts have what they need in order to deliver connectivity in every classroom.[/su_quote]
EducationSuperHighway is a nonprofit focused on upgrading the Internet access in every public school classroom in America. They believe that digital learning has the potential to provide all students with equal access to educational opportunity and that every school requires high-speed broadband to make that opportunity a reality.