Connected Nation, which assumed the responsibility for maintaining the E-rate broadband funding database from EducationSuperHighway, has released the first version of its free Connect K-12 tool. Connect K-12 provides internet speed and pricing data for public schools nationwide. The tool aggregates, analyzes, and visualizes E-rate data on both a statewide and district basis. The district data will prove particularly useful for applicants currently bidding for new broadband connections for FY 2021 by displaying competitive internet access pricing being paid by other districts in their surrounding area.
A sample display is shown below with circuit and contract information as well as comparative costs per Mbps for the Lyndhurst (NJ) school district and its closest neighbors.