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Table 1 Number and proportion of higher education student enrolments at risk of poor access to high speed broadband

From: The disconnected: COVID-19 and disparities in access to quality broadband for higher education students

ED at-risk measure Enrolments Enrolments (%)
Low coverage EDs 16,462 9.8%
Very low coverage EDs 6008 3.6%
Minimal coverage EDs 2801 1.7%
No coverage EDs 2598 1.6%
All poor coverage (at-risk) EDs 27,869 16.6%
All EDs 167,576  
  1. Low coverage denotes between 25 and 50% of residential addresses in ED have access to high speed broadband services as per National Broadband Plan map, very low coverage denotes between 10 and 25%, minimal coverage denotes between 0 and 10%, and no coverage denotes no residential addresses in ED have access to high speed broadband services. Poor coverage is defined as fewer than 50% of residential addresses in an ED having access to high speed broadband services
  2. Source: Analysis of data from HEA, GeoDirectory, and NBP