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ERIC Number: ED524599
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 103
Abstractor: As Provided
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ISBN: ISBN-978-1-1244-3517-6
Residential Broadband Access for Students at Walters State Community College
Hurst, Mark A.
ProQuest LLC, Ed.D. Dissertation, East Tennessee State University
The purpose of this study was to determine the availability of internet access for students attending Walters State Community College during the spring semester 2010. In particular, it is unknown to what degree broadband internet access is available in the counties that Walters State considers the service area of the college. The research was conducted during the spring semester 2010 including the months February, March, and April of 2010. Data were gathered by surveying currently enrolled students of the college. Twelve percent of the population responded to the study. The survey instrument covered the areas of demographics, Internet connection type from home, and usage of that Internet service for coursework. The results of the data analysis gave insight into what degree students of WSCC had access to high-speed Internet from their homes. For example, over 20% of the respondents did not have an internet connection at all or only dial-up available at their home. Thirty percent were dissatisfied with their current high-speed Internet service. Approximately 64% thought high-speed Internet was very important in completing coursework. The study provided an increase in the body of knowledge on Internet access for Walters State students and increased the body of knowledge for Internet availability in the surrounding counties of Walters State. [The dissertation citations contained here are published with the permission of ProQuest LLC. Further reproduction is prohibited without permission. Copies of dissertations may be obtained by Telephone (800) 1-800-521-0600. Web page:]
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Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Doctoral Dissertations
Education Level: Postsecondary Education; Two Year Colleges
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: United States