Delaware schools get high marks on Internet speed, connectivity

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Delaware is a national leader in classroom broadband speeds.

The ranking came in the 2018 State of the States reportExpanding Digital Learning in Every Classroom, Every Dayreleased by Education Superhighway.

The State of Delaware is recognized for 100 percent school connectivity. The report also highlights that the First State exceeds the 100 kbps per student goal. Over the past three years, connectivity speeds in Delaware schools have increased nearly eight times from 82 to 638 kbps.

“We are really excited that all our schools are connected and we have been able to increase speeds,” said James Collins, chief information officer at the Delaware Department of Technology and Information. “This is part of an ongoing process to improve access to broadband across the State. At the end of the day these students go home and they still need to do their homework and remain connected. We’re working to leverage the investments we have made in our fiber broadband infrastructure. Our hope is to eliminate broadband deserts across our state entirely over the next 24 months through wireless connectivity.

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