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Getting-- and Staying-- Connected

  • T-1 AND T-3 LINES CONSTITUTE THE MAJORITY OF BANDWIDTH CONNECTIONS IN SCHOOLS (68.9%)
  • OLDER TECHNOLOGIES, SUCH AS DSL (5.2%) AND CABLE MODEMS (3.6%), ARE IN LIMITED USE
  • NEARLY A THIRD OF RESPONDENTS SAY SERVICE INTERRUPTIONS OCCUR EITHER DAILY OR ONCE A WEEK
  • TYPICAL INTERRUPTIONS OCCUR ABOUT ONCE A MONTH, ACCORDING TO HALF OF RESPONDENTS

What type of internet connections do you use? (Indicate your two most-used types.)
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How frequently do your users experience short interruptions of internet access?
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-- Data courtesy of Jeanne Hayes (The Hayes Connection) and Tom Greaves (The Greaves Group).
Read about the full report, "America's Digital Schools 2007: A Five-Year Forecast,"here.

This article originally appeared in the 12/01/2008 issue of THE Journal.

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