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A new study by Public Policy Institute of California shows that broadband access is widespread although still not universal.

California’s Digital Divide

As the graph below shows, 74% of Californians have broadband access at homes, including over 50% of low income households. As we know, the Digital Divide has many facets, but access to the internet has been a significant gap in the past.

ppic graph on broadband access

One of the findings that is most interesting to me is that PPIC reports that nearly 20% of CA schools have 1-to-1 computers for students. This finding matches what we have been seeing in Los Angeles schools. Our data shows that about 40% of classrooms that are student teachers are placed in have 1-to-1 devices. This is a huge improvement over a few years ago and demonstrates that we are seeing a real commitment to computers in schools.



Author : chazrich

Charles is an English for Special Purposes (ESP) instructor for the US Government with experience in computers, technical writing, design, and of course, English instruction and with a Master's degree in Technology in Education. Charles can help you with a variety of things like copy writing, planning, and technology selection. He has experience with various LMS and LCMS systems and can help you decide if one is right for your needs. He's also the webmaster for this site.

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