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Schools in Cyberspace: The Cost of Providing Broadband Services to Public Schools


July 1995




Costs, Education (Schools), Technology, Universal Service


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Part of a series on advanced technology deployment, Schools in Cyberspace, models the cost of providing broadband services to the nation's public school classrooms under several scenarios.  This paper compares local telephone company network investment, school investment, and annual school software expense and Internet access costs. 


Results indicate that network investment for providing schools with broadband services is very low compared to school investment and equipment costs.  Most of the cost of providing new technologies to schools is driven by two factors: (1) providing schools with new technologies before the rest of the community, and (2) providing schools with computing equipment, wiring, and training.





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