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CentrePiece Article
Faster broadband: are there any educational benefits?
Benjamin Faber, Rosa Sanchis-Guarner and Felix Weinhardt
October 2016
Paper No' CEPCP480:
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CentrePiece 21 (2) Autumn 2016


Tags: internet; broadband; educational attainment; information and communication technology

Governments around the world are committing substantial public funds to upgrading their broadband infrastructure, partly in the hope of promoting education. Research findings by Rosa Sanchis-Guarner and colleagues raise doubts about whether faster internet speeds will raise young people’s attainment at school.

This article summarises ‘ICT and Education: Evidence from Student Home Addresses’ by Benjamin Faber, Rosa Sanchis-Guarner and Felix Weinhardt, CEP Discussion Paper No. 1359.