ERIC Number: ED568882
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Reference Count: N/A
Inhibiting Connection: State Policy Impacting Expansion of Municipal Broadband Networks
Sisneros, Lauren; Sponsler, Brian A.
Education Commission of the States
States and students are increasingly turning to online education programs to provide access to postsecondary education and support credential completion. Recent data indicate that more than 25 percent of postsecondary students take some portion of their coursework online, with 13 percent of students doing so exclusively. Additionally, an Instructional Technology Council survey reported a 4.7 percent increase in student enrollment in online programs from fall 2013 to fall 2014. The survey targeted predominantly two-year institutions. As a growing number of students experience a postsecondary education online, the necessity for state leadership to ensure that citizens have adequate and affordable access to broadband service increases. This Education Trends report explores the debate around municipal broadband expansion and examines state policies across the country that impact municipal broadband networks.
Descriptors: State Policy, Municipalities, Information Networks, Two Year Colleges, State Action, State Legislation, Barriers, Information Technology, Information Policy, Technology Planning, Access to Information, Electronic Learning, Educational Resources, Telecommunications
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Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Two Year Colleges; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Authoring Institution: Education Commission of the States
Identifiers - Location: United States