The nation's top researchers would provide scientific data regarding the best technology to use in American public schools and libraries, says an amendment by Rep. John Larson, D-Conn., that passed the House of Representatives Feb. 15.

The government would commission three federal agencies—the National Science Foundation (NSF), National Aeronautics and Space Administration, and National Institute of Standards and Technology—to research and produce a report on which Congress would act.

The report would identify the most effective and economic means of providing all public elementary and secondary schools and libraries with high-speed, broad-bandwidth internet access in relation...

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