A new tool will help track internet equity

As more and more schools obtain high-speed internet connectivity, services emerge to ensure they have the tools to maintain those connections, like this fiber optic internet cable.

A new free tool launching later this year will provide critical information on K-12 internet pricing and availability across the nation.

The tool, called Connect K-12, will provide actionable internet speed and pricing information on K-12 broadband connectivity across America using publicly available data from the federal E-rate program. It will equip state and school district leaders with the information necessary to continue to drive school network upgrades toward the 1 Mbps per student goal.

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The tool also will report national and state connectivity trends to ensure that the E-rate program continues to effectively support school broadband access.

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