I’m borrowing the Benton Institute for Broadband & Society excerpt of the Consortium on School Networking‘s report, the 2022 Student Home Internet Connectivity Study…
In a previous study, CoSN examined the network connectivity experience of students who participated in virtual learning due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Now that many students have returned to their school locations, CoSN wanted to see how things changed. Major findings of the 2022 Home Internet Connectivity Study include:
- Addressing insufficient home internet connectivity must continue to be a priority for educators and policymakers.
- Students experience significantly slower network speeds outside of school hours than during school hours.
- There remain ongoing gaps in network performance and Internet speeds at all grade levels for students connecting from outside the school.
- Large disparities persist among student subgroups around home connectivity, particularly by ethnicity and for socioeconomically disadvantaged students.