You need both a connection and a device to join in:
468,967 – number of students without an adequate internet connection for remote learning, or 30%
355,304 – number of students without adequate devices for remote learning, or 23%
9,818 – number of teachers without a high–speed internet connection, or 10%
3,051 – number of teachers without an adequate device for remote learning, or 3%
Just one of the many failures of the "Free Market" in providing equitable access to critical needs. And just one more of Pat McCrory's failures as Governor. If you will remember, he touted the Connect NC Bond relentlessly, but when Republicans in the General Assembly stripped out the Broadband part of the Bond, instead of fighting them tooth and nail, McCrory folded like a lawn chair.