[caption id="attachment_125925" align="alignleft" width="215"] “We are living in a digital age, and to help our students get ahead, we must make sure they have access to cutting-edge technology,” said Obama.[/caption]

President Obama today unveiled ConnectED, a new initiative intended to connect 99 percent of America’s students to the internet through high-speed broadband and high-speed wireless within five years. He called on the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to modernize and leverage its existing eRate program to meet that goal.

Obama also directed the federal government to make better use of existing funds to get internet...

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