Driving Connectivity and Access: State K-12 Broadband Leadership

Presented by: Laurence Cocco, Director of the Office of Educational Technology, New Jersey Department of Education; Jeff Egly, Associate Director, Technical Services, Utah Education Network; Christine Fox, Deputy Executive Director, SETDA; and Steve Garton, Senior Manager, Learning Solutions Program, Common Sense Education
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This webinar highlighted a collaborative report by SETDA and Common Sense Kids Action, State of K-12 Broadband Leadership: Driving Connectivity and Access. In this report, SETDA built upon the research and recommendations from prior publications with a focus on the role of state leadership in supporting districts and schools to increase high-speed connectivity and access for students and educators.

State leaders from New Jersey and Utah shared their state’s approach to supporting high-speed broadband access for all students, including details about New Jersey’s Digital Readiness for Learning and Assessment Project (DRLAP) Broadband component, a statewide broadband purchasing consortia which has greatly reduced costs and increased broadband access across the state and Utah’s statewide high-speed broadband network.