Working 4 You: Arkansas receives failing grade for internet access in rural areas
by: Susan El Khoury
LITTLE ROCK, Ark.- While COVID-19 is threatening safety inside the classroom staying home for virtual classes will be detrimental to thousands of kids in Arkansas because their WiFi simply isn't up to speed.
The digital divide in the Natural State is so bad a recent national survey ranked Arkansas the second-worst in the country when it comes to student's internet access at home. It found about half of all students don't have access to high-speed internet.