ERIC Number: EJ783371
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Oct
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How Fast Is Fast Enough?
Henke, Karen Greenwood
Technology & Learning, v28 n3 p16 Oct 2007
Just how much bandwidth does the average student in the United States have access to today, and how much will he or she need in the future? That depends, according to district CTOs, state technology directors, industry experts, and classroom teachers. The National Center for Education Statistics reports that 97 percent of U.S. public schools with access to the Internet used broadband connections in 2005. But broadband encompasses a broad range of bandwidth. As capacity gets divided among more students using increasingly demanding data, voice, and multimedia applications, every student's service degrades. This article discusses the issue of adequate bandwidth and offers some tips for calculating.
Descriptors: Computer Uses in Education, Use Studies, Information Networks, Information Technology, Access to Computers, Access to Information, Gateway Systems, Trend Analysis, Student Interests, Futures (of Society), Strategic Planning
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