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In the news: Computer and technology use in education buildings continues to increase

By: Tom Gurr

At PacTech, we often share stories of how the widespread use of technology – driven by access to broadband – is changing our world. It’s obvious that our educational system is included in that trend, but what might not be obvious is that education is outpacing other industries in the adoption of digital tools and its use of computers.


A recent study by the U.S. Energy Information Administration found that educational buildings hold nearly twice as many computers per square foot as typical commercial buildings. The study also found that the number of computers in educational buildings has increased by 71% between 1999 and 2012. To delve deeper into these insights and see how the proliferation of computers and connectivity are changing education as we know it, read the full study here.

The effects of broadband don’t end here—industries from healthcare to veterans services are changing as a result of expanded access to online resources and communication. You can follow PacTech on Twitter (@PacTech) and Facebook to see more examples and commentary on how access to broadband is changing our world for the better.

Categories Blog | Tags: | Posted on February 9, 2016

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