(The Hosting News) – In the U.S., 72 percent of schools do not receive reliable internet connections, which is why EducationSuperHighway’s mission is to deliver public schools the bandwidth needed in order to further student’s education.
This nonprofit organization is determined to ensure that K-12 public schools have “reliable, high capacity Internet access so they can take advantage of the promise of digital learning.”
“Game changing technologies are transforming teaching and learning, but over 40 million students are being left behind without the Internet access and Wi-Fi they need to take full advantage of digital learning. If we want our children to be competitive in the global knowledge economy, we must upgrade the Internet infrastructure in America’s public schools,” stated EducationSuperHighway’s CEO, Evan Marwell.
Earlier today, ESH announced in a press release that the Mark Zuckerberg’s Startup: Education, the Gates Foundation, and various other foundations have donated around $9 million to the organization.
“The future of our economy and society depend largely on the next generation using and building new online tools and services, and I’m glad to support EducationSuperHighway’s work,” said Zuckerberg via ESH’s press release.
Currently, there is around $2.4 billion in the FCC’s E-rate program, which is designed to provide schools with internet access. ESH is encouraging teachers and administrators to take the free National SchoolSpeedTest in order to determine their school’s internet speed