In 1999, the U.S. cable television industry more than doubled the number of schools nationwide that are receiving free access to the internet through high-speed cable links, said NCTA president and CEO Robert Sachs. More than 5,700 schools and public libraries across America now benefit from the industry's commitment to education, he told attendees of the 2000 State Educational Technology Leadership Conference in mid-January.

In July 1996, before the federal government established


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