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Blog // Connect Michigan

School Systems Are Developing Creative Partnerships to Fund Broadband Access

By Wil Payton

Minnesota schools are finding that by pooling resources with libraries, partaking in public technology forums and taking advantage of grant programs, they can overcome budget deficits to provide high-speed Internet access in their communities. The following excerpt, from an SCTimes.com article addresses the importance of broadband access for Minnesota schools and other school systems across the country: Broadband is being used in Minnesota schools for student testing, reports to the state, portals for parents to track their child’s work, and for students to take online classes, according to a December report from the Governor’s Task Force on...

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