"A 2010 survey of E-rate applicants revealed that half had internet connections that were slower than the average American home"
So how does their speed rate against the speed of the median American home? I have to figure the home net connections of Larry Ellison, Sergei Brin, et al does a bit to skew the speed of the average American home. Would it be too presumptuous to assume that homes without fixed, even broadband perhaps, internet access aren't included in the sample?
"Moreover, the agency's own survey indicates that 80 percent of schools and libraries believe that their broadband connections do not meet their current needs."
Given similar self evaluations, what percentage of home users think their internet connection meets their current needs? Personally since my upload speeds are on par with, if not slower than a good dialup connection I would say it doesn't but then I live with it because a subsidy isn't forthcoming based on my opinion.
Meh, just work a deal with Google, high speed internet and monitoring for the school in exchange for ads with little pop-ups of content here and there. Have to prepare these kids for the future, right?