OPINION: Increased broadband speed and access is essential for a better online education system

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I have spoken in the past about the need for improved infrastructure in the U.S., particularly in terms of broadband infrastructure in our rural communities. I’ve argued the case for expanding broadband as a benefit to public health and green energy. Today I’d like to make the case for broadband infrastructure and education.

The most recent report to have come out of the United Nations Development Programme in terms of education rankings seem like they should be highly encouraging. The United States ranked fifth in the world in terms of how long our students are participating in education, putting us in the top 2.5% of nations in the world. While the quality of the education being received can be (and often is) debated, the evidence is clear. The number of nations whose citizens are spending more time receiving an education than the U.S. can be counted on one hand.

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