School students without internet access at home - primarily those from low-income and rural communities - have to battle that inequity every day after school.

Education and technology experts call it the “homework gap.”

“This disconnect leads to dramatic – and unfortunate – effects on kids’ daily lives,” said John Branam, director of the 1Million Project, a national effort to provide devices and free high-speed internet access to 1 million students who need it. “Arguably the most profound effects, however, are felt by high school students, whose challenge to complete homework in safe, predictable and productive environments can have lifelong impacts on their ability to achieve their full potential.”

Now, a new satellite internet service is helping to bridge the “homework gap” for rural students.

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