Internet Access Could Go From New York to Florida (and Maybe This Time It Will!)
It’s a simple idea but one that might just change the world for those most in need.
School buses could soon be equipped with WiFi, creating an outlet for youth to get online and secure their education.
The idea was originally proposed by the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT), in hopes of helping give poor children access to education.
So what will the initiative do to bring school-aged kids online?
If successful, the technology would bring the world of technology to children living on a monthly income of $400, ensuring that kids in certain states, such as Florida, can get online and stay connected.
Many schools have already moved from dial-up to broadband, which means students from other states who live under similar financial circumstances aren’t able to connect.
It would be a huge step in the right direction to give students, especially in rural communities, the opportunity to connect with their educational peers.
Although this is a good idea for both private schools and schools that serve low-income students, it seems that the initiative is centered around testing children who live in the area.
There’s still a lot of work to be done before the idea gets put into practice.
In the meantime, it would behoove the state to facilitate government systems that can be used to improve education in other countries.