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ACOVSD: Lack of high-speed internet impacting remote learning in rural counties


“When we talk about internet, in many places throughout the county, it just doesn’t exist,” said Superintendent Rich Seas.

Seas said there are areas in Blue Creek that do not have internet service. There are also areas of the community in which radios in school buses do not work. Making hot spots available doesn’t help with the issue because they do not work in some areas.

Javier Mendoza, a spokesperson for internet provider, Frontier, told Local 12 Wednesday that the infrastructure in some neighborhoods allows for DSL internet service, which is slower than broadband. Satellite internet is available, but there are caps on the data that would make remote learning impossible.