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.