Off-campus students lack equitable access to broadband, researchers say

From Higher Ed Dive: “More than 1 in 8 undergraduate students who live off campus lack consistent access to broadband internet and instead rely on a cellular data plan, a new working paper from University of Florida researchers reported. Access varied greatly by students’ race and location, according to the paper … When broken down by race and ethnicity, the median student’s access to in-home broadband varied by 33.6 percentage points, from a high of 93.3% among White and Chinese students to a low of 59.7% among Navajo students. … Roughly 19 million U.S. residents don’t have access to broadband internet, according to the Federal Communications Commission.”

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