President Obama Unveils ConnectEd
Aims to connect 99 percent of America’s students to the Internet

President Obama unveiled a new initiative Thursday called ConnectED, aimed at connecting 99 percent of America’s students to the Internet through high-speed broadband and high-speed wireless within 5 years. ConnectEd will focus on three primary areas; upgrading connectivity, training teachers, and encouraging private sector innovation. To achieve this goal he is calling on the FCC to modernize its existing E-Rate program and the federal government to make better use of existing funds.

The FFC Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel seems to agree. “Just like in my day you wouldn’t have...

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