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September 29, 2017

Link between Low Broadband Access and Lower Degree Achievement Noted in Florida

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By Dian Schaffhauser, Campus Technology

A lack of widely available broadband is correlated to a smaller percentage of residents with college degrees or certificates. That’s the suggestion of a presentation made recently in Florida to the Higher Education Coordinating Council. The gap will hold back the state from achieving its goal of having 55 percent of its working-age population obtain a degree or professional certificate by 2025, according to Ed Moore, president of Independent Colleges and Universities of Florida. Moore’s organization has 30 non-profit institutions that deliver undergraduate, graduate, first-time professional and continuing education programs throughout the state, many of which are online.

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