The chasm that separates the digital "haves" from the "have-nots" might get a little smaller soon, as corporate, government, and education leaders implement ideas generated at a meeting held in Washington on Dec. 9 to discuss ways to close the technology gap.

The "Closing the Digital Divide" summit, hosted by the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) and Secretary of Commerce William M. Daley, focused on expanding access to new technologies for underserved populations.

President Clinton attended a preconference breakfast, at which he commented, "I believe we should set a national goal of making...

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