LANSING, Mich. (CBS DETROIT/ AP) — Nearly all Michigan school districts are meeting minimum bandwidth target of internet access Gov. Gretchen Whitmer said Tuesday.
She wants to focus next on expanding broadband to 450,000 households.
Ninety-eight percent of K-12 districts are at the Federal Communications Commission’s goal of 100 kilobits per second per student.
Whitmer says since 2015, schools in Michigan have used $90 million in federal funding to upgrade their Wi-Fi and internal networks.
She helped the nonprofit EducationSuperHighway announce nationwide progress connecting classrooms to high-speed internet, and says broadband access is a “huge part of our kids’ education.” She says it is important to ensure that they also can do their schoolwork at home, while online.
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