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Table 2 Number and proportion of undergraduate, postgraduate, full-time, and part-time 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 UG UG (%) PG PG (%) FT FT (%) PT PT (%)
Low coverage EDs 14,414 10.1% 2,048 8.4% 13,729 10.3% 2733 8.1%
Very low coverage EDs 5286 3.7% 722 3.0% 5029 3.8% 979 2.9%
Minimal coverage EDs 2468 1.7% 333 1.4% 2340 1.7% 461 1.4%
No coverage EDs 2330 1.6% 268 1.1% 2245 1.7% 353 1.0%
All poor coverage (at-risk) EDs 24,498 17.1% 3371 13.8% 23,343 17.5% 4526 13.4%
all EDs 143,214   24,362   133,756   33,820  
  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. UG denotes undergraduate, PG denotes postgraduate, FT denotes full-time, and PT denotes part-time
  2. Source: Analysis of data from HEA, GeoDirectory, and NBP