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""For research and stuff, a book ain't enough," he said."

I shudder for humanity.
How would you fix it?
Sad, some of us option to study/work at the nearby Panera/Starbucks/[insert WiFi hotspot]. Yet for these children it's a necessity. Def not ok, but as +Erica Joy said, how do you fix it?
One way for it to be fixed would be for Google, Facebook, Apple et. al. to step up and accelerate investment in "dark fiber" plans. Sadly, the fact is that there's not enough incentive for them to do it because they are forecasting, and probably don't want to spend billions of dollars that they hope the government will spend. It's like a game of infrastructure brinksmanship. The losers are poor and disadvantaged students. 
+Erica Joy +Peili Hsu Some steps to start are towards the end of the Susan Crawford interview in Alexis' previous post.
“For nineteen million Americans, many in rural areas, you can’t get access to a high-speed connection at any price, it’s just not there. And for a third of all Americans […] it’s just too expensive.” - +Susan Crawford 
Why doesn't the school run a wireless network in their parking lot? They already have a connection and would just have to spend a few hundred dollars. It's embarrassing that the schools and libraries won't do this.  It's great that business has stepped in to help fill the gap.  
+Matt McKnight You want people to study and work while parked in a parking lot at night instead of seated in a heated building?
+Alexis Ohanian That's exactly what I had in mind. So why can't Google do this in every US city? The KC project proves that they can in theory— it's just a matter of rollout and funding.
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