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Schools Tap Secret Spectrum to Beam Free Internet to Students

June 12, 2017View for printing

"If some kids can go home and learn, discover and backfill information, while other kids' learning stops at school, that's a huge problem."

The floor-to-ceiling glass wall between the high-tech fabrication lab and the hallway at Monticello High School in Albemarle County, Virginia, is meant to showcase the hands-on, self-directed learning done there.

"I give the kids access to all the tools pretty much right off the bat," said Eric Bredder, with a sweeping gesture taking in the computer workstations, 3-D printers, laser cutters and milling machines, plus a bevy of wood and metalworking tools that he uses while teaching computer science, engineering and design classes. But Bredder can't give students the tool he considers most indispensable to 21st-century learning--broadband internet beyond school walls.

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