NM officials have noticed that TV signals reach places too isolated for optical fiber or cell towers. A small experiment with 8 families from Taos uses those TV connections to send files to students. The experiment is being expanded to two more NM towns. The method, datacasting, doesn’t allow 2-way communication but is a promising component of the patchwork of aids.

UNICEF has said globally about 131 million children have missed out on three-quarters of their in-person instruction since March 2020, and nearly 77 million of them have missed almost all of it.


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New Mexico sees TV tech as one fix to K-12 internet

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