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Distance learning depends on school internet access

Students nationwide have varying access to adequate broadband speeds
State average internet adoption rates in 2014. (Click to enlarge)
State average internet adoption rates in 2014. (Click to enlarge)

Many states and schools are turning to online distance education to help students access postsecondary courses or even a degree.

However, students nationwide have varying access to adequate broadband speeds and the financial means to purchase and maintain a strong internet connection, according to a March Education Trends report from the Education Commission of the States.

At the national level, 75 percent of American households had a broadband subscription in 2014. 

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