Mark Zuckerberg, Bill Gates Put $9M Into EducationSuperHighway, A Non-Profit To Improve Broadband In Schools

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The digital divide between those who have Internet access and those who do not is often described as an economic or geographical issue, but there is another divide that actually runs across both of those other segmentations: education.

Susan Grigsby‘s insight:

This is good news but the cynic in me is wondering why only $9million. Isn’t that like, I don’t know, $90 to you and me? Yes, the digital divide needs to be closed but IMHO it’s going to take a larger sum of money to do so AND getting a faster Internet speed is going to be pointless in schools with outdated equipment that can’t handle it.  Maybe I should just be happy that someone is willing to put some money towards the problem and be done… 😉

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