Kentucky was recognized for its commitment to provide high-speed internet access to all students in the Commonwealth in Education Week’s annual Technology Counts edition.

Released last week, an article in the magazine said only five states provide high-speed internet access to all students. In August 2015, Kentucky became the first state in the country to provide high-speed access to all districts and schools.

The report – the 20th edition of Technology Counts, Education Week’s annual report on the status of ed tech in K-12 schools – uncovered persistent challenges and inequities schools confront as they introduce new technology into the classroom. Access to reliable, high-speed internet connectivity has become an essential element of many digital tools and strategies. Yet internet access still varies widely from school to school, and district to district.

To read the more from the Technology counts 2017 edition, visit the Education Week website.