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As Coronavirus Moves School And Work Online, Can Broadband Internet Keep Up?

As schools across Arizona and the rest of the country close down, and more and more businesses are having their workers telecommute to avoid spread of the coronavirus. That’s putting renewed attention on broadband capabilities and access.

Kathryn de Wit is manager of the Broadband Research Initiative at the Pew Charitable Trusts, and she studies broadband access.

She joined The Show to talk about how states are doing at getting high-speed internet to as many people as possible.

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Mark Brodie is a co-host of The Show, KJZZ’s locally produced news magazine. Since starting at KJZZ in 2002, Brodie has been a host, reporter and producer, including several years covering the Arizona Legislature, based at the Capitol.