In August 2014, then-Gov. Mike Beebe and then-ADE Commissioner Tony Wood announced that Arkansas was selected by the non-profit organization EducationSuperHighway as one of only two states invited to participate in a comprehensive K-12 state broadband pilot project.
The Arkansas Department of Education and EducationSuperHighway are working together on this important issue and want to partner with school districts throughout the state to increase access to affordable, high-capacity broadband services in every Arkansas school. Arkansas was selected to participate in this unprecedented opportunity because of the state’s potential to become the first to meet the president’s ConnectED goal of connecting all students to high-speed broadband and Wi-Fi.
Working with school districts, partners and other stakeholders across the state, the broadband project consists of three main areas of work.
|Area of Work||
|1||Understand the current broadband landscape||September 2014|
|2||Analyze data and build a recommended upgrade plan||October 2014|
Implement school district network
EducationSuperHighway is a leading non-profit focused on upgrading the Internet infrastructure in America’s K-12 public schools. The organization believes that digital learning represents an unprecedented opportunity to provide every student with equal access to educational opportunities and that every school requires high-speed broadband to make that opportunity a reality. For more information, visit www.educationsuperhighway.org.
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