Some 2 million students in the highland nation won't attend either online or in-person classes until at least 2021.
"The school year is cancelled because the vast majority of rural areas do not have internet," said Yerko Nunez, Bolivian minister of the presidency.
"The children do not have internet. The fiber optic system unfortunately only reaches the city."
UNICEF reports only 40% of Bolivian students are able to take classes online but, as other countries find creative solutions, some feel Bolivia is giving up too easily.
CNN's Patrick Oppmann has the full story.