New Mexico Enlists EducationSuperHighway to Upgrade School Broadband

NEW MEXICO’S NEW PIPES: Charming news for students and teachers in the Land of Enchantment: State governor Susana Martinez is committing $49 million to beef up broadband infrastructure in New Mexico’s schools and districts, where more than 30 percent of schools lack high-speed Internet required to take advantage of education technology tools. (One district is reportedly “operating on the same amount of bandwidth that would be found in a single cellphone.”) The state will be working with EducationSuperHighway, a San Francisco-based nonprofit that is also helping Montana, Virginia and Arkansas upgrade the Internet pipes in schools. More details in the release.

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