39% OF STUDENTS HAVE STRONG INTERNET CONNECTION — SWS
ONLY 39 percent of households with students enrolled in distance learning have a “strong” internet connection, a survey conducted by the Social Weather Stations found.
In its nationwide survey held from November 21 to 25, 2020, the agency said that 26 percent of those polled said that their internet connection is “somewhat strong”, with the remaining 14 percent saying that their connection is “very strong.”
“On the other hand, 31% (correctly rounded) of ODL families said their internet connection is weak, with 21% saying it is somewhat weak and 9% saying it is very weak,” SWS said.
“The remaining 29% said the strength of their internet connection is fair,” it added.
The survey also found that 86 percent of the families who participated in the survey spend an additional P901 for internet connection amid the implementation of distance learning.
Of these, 56 percent use pre-paid internet connection while 46 percent had post-paid internet convection.