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State, Education Superhighway, to provide high-speed internet to schools in need

State School superintendent Jennifer McCormick and Governor Eric Holcomb announced plans to today improve high-speed internet in public schools across the state.

Posted: Oct. 26, 2017 4:30 PM
Updated: Oct. 30, 2017 3:35 PM

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (WLFI) — Faster internet service is coming to public schools in Indiana. 

State School superintendent Jennifer McCormick and Governor Eric Holcomb announced plans to today improve high-speed internet in public schools across the state.

They include Benton Community Schools, West Lafayette Community School Corporation, and Lafayette School Corporation.

Funds are being provided by the nonprofit "Education Superhighway."

The organization is focused on improving internet access to schools nationwide. Benton Community Schools Information Technology Director Richard Parker says it could help with students' recent advancement in technology. 

"Anytime you can increase the Wi-Fi coverage for the students especially with the one-to-one environment like ours, every student has a laptop, every student has a Wi-Fi device, some of them use their phones. Anytime you can increase the Wi-Fi coverage it's going to benefit every student," said Parker.

No timeline has been announced for the project's completion.

 

 

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