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Reconnecting New Mexico: Improving Residential Internet Connectivity for Students, Teachers, and Families in Northern New Mexico Public

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New Mexico, particularly in northern areas, has one of the lowest rates of residential access to broadband internet in the country. Our goal was to pilot test an internet connectivity survey and create an informational website to assist in ongoing work by state agencies and local organizations to address the lack of broadband internet access. We tested the survey in the Penasco Independent Schools District. We also compiled existing information about access in 7 northern New Mexico counties and 28 programs aimed at improving connectivity in rural and marginalized communities. Our recommendations include taking steps to improve survey response rate and timeliness, gathering supplementary information from teachers, and assessing innovative solutions to improve broadband coverage.

  • This report represents the work of one or more WPI undergraduate students submitted to the faculty as evidence of completion of a degree requirement. WPI routinely publishes these reports on its website without editorial or peer review.
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  • 5086
  • E-project-121120-165124
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  • 2020
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UN Sustainable Development Goals
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  • 2020-12-11
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