“That’s like you paying $500 a month for your Internet service.” For many schools, the price is even higher.
A quarter of districts pay more than $100 per megabit a month, Marwell said, and the CoSN survey found that rural schools paid six times more for broadband than schools in suburbs and cities.
How much do schools pay for WiFi?
Cost of WiFi in Schools: $800 Million per Year. A new analysis of America’s schools shows that it will cost $800 million per year to bring high-speed broadband to 99 percent of the student population, one of the goals of the Obama administration’s ConnectED initiative.
How much do public schools spend on technology?
Schools in the United States spend a lot of money on education technology—estimated soon to be $56 billion dollars—36 percent of which is spent in K–12 education. That’s about $400 per student per year.
What percentage of public schools in the US have access to the Internet?
98 Percent of U.S. Public School Districts Connected to High-Speed Broadband, But 2.3 Million Students Still Left Behind.
How many students do not have internet at home?
The Absence of Internet at Home is a Problem for Some Students. While it may seem like almost everyone has internet access, a shocking number of families lack fast or reliable internet connections. There are roughly 5 million households with school-age children who don’t have broadband internet access at home.