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PROVIDENCE, R.I. — Rhode Island expects that at least 95 percent of all classrooms will have high-speed wireless Internet access by March, just in time for the new state assessment that most students will take on a computer.

According to the Rhode Island Department of Education, 85 percent of all Rhode Island public school students have access to wireless broadband and 75 percent of all school districts — 45 out of 60 local education agencies — have wireless access in their classrooms. (The 60 figure includes individual charter schools.)

“We’re very close to completion,” said Elliot Krieger, a spokesman for state Education Commissioner Deborah A. Gist.

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