2016/10/29: Students in rural areas often do not have access to the internet because there are not adequate service providers. Even if there are internet service options available, low-income families cannot afford to pay for this access.
An innovative solution to these problems is to use school busses as Wi-Fi hotspots. During evenings and weekends, each bus is parked in a strategic location throughout the district to serve as Wi-Fi hotspots.
This allowed for the district’s teachers to utilize educational methods like the flipped classroom. Students can now work on projects from home without having to travel long distances to a library to get internet access
In other districts, buses with internet access are being used to help with another obstacle to educational opportunities. This would be extraordinarily long bus rides.