This survey by CoSN, AASA, and MDR found that as education goes digital, school system technology leaders face many challenges in planning their future education networks, especially around factors of affordability, network speed and capacity, network reliability, and a lack of competition for broadband services in too many communities. For the first time this year, survey respondents indicated that the number one factor driving the need for growth in internet bandwidth was the increased number of students with devices. Other key driving factors were growth in online assessments and digital content. Key findings are organized around the major themes of this report – affordability, network speed and capacity, reliability and lack of connection, security and cloud-based services.
CoSN, AASA, & MDR (2016). CoSN’s 2016 annual infrastructure survey. United States: CoSN, AASA, & MDR.