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As coronavirus limits Worcester students to remote learning, internet has dominated much of the conversation surrounding the difficulties of creating an equitable and accessible remote learning experience for all students.
While the coronavirus has exacerbated the issues Worcester faces in regards to internet, for all residents, many of these issues including access, price and speed have been around long before the global pandemic hit, the Worcester Regional Research Bureau has outlined in their “Broadening Broadband” report.
The issues have been have been compounded due to a “regional monopoly, lack of infrastructure investment and a prioritization of profits over service,” the report says.
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