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Many educational technology vendors take broadband access as a given in modern classrooms. Will this assumption help build increasing demand for high-speed connectivity?

Once again this March, the South by Southwest organization held its four-day conference on all things new and exciting in the world of education. The coverage extended from pre-kindergarten through K–12 and higher education to lifelong adult education. I attend each year on behalf of Broadband Communities to see what developments might increase the demand for broadband in homes and educational institutions. This year, I was struck by three principles that edtech vendors seem to be following.

  1. Assume “Reasonable Broadband” Everywhere.
  2. Put AI to Use.
  3. Learnify Gaming.

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