Maybe the odds were in the tiny state's favor, but Delaware is claiming to be the first in the nation to connect all of its public schools and classrooms to the internet. Its classroom wiring project, completed last fall within budget and in less than the three years originally projected, was funded entirely by the state.

Launched in Feb. 1996 by the Delaware Center for Educational Technology (DCET), the project wired more than 6,400 classrooms in 181 buildings with voice, video, data, and fiber optic lines. The project gives each classroom at least one data port connected to the internet through


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