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Obama Government to Offer High-Speed Internet in Schools across the U.S.

June 07,2013 by: admin

The President confided his intentions at Mooresville, a North Carolina middle school he visited recently. He was there to demonstrate Internet-based programs that he plans to introduce in the coming times in the field of education. He communicated to eager young students who packed the gymnasium of the school and hung on to his every word. Mr. President called upon Communications Commission for expanding existing programs to cover libraries and schools with high-speed Internet connections. Obama is confident that this initiative is going to spread better technology to at least 99% of the existing schools within the next five years.

As the excited students cheered on, Obama said, “There’s no reason why we can’t replicate the success you’ve found here and for those of you who follow politics in Washington, here’s the best news-none of this requires an act of Congress.” “We can and we will get started right away.”

Along with Mr. Obama, Arne Duncan, his education secretary, was also present at the school. In the coming times, the Education Department is going to work closely with F.C.C. to get this initiative in motion and expand its scope. The name of the program is Schools & Libraries, also known as E-rate. Schools can now hope to get the fastest possible Internet connections in the country commercially available, which is 1 GB per second. The President also proposes to redirect federal money for this purpose. Schools can pay up for such wireless facilities throughout their campuses and buildings.

Obama handpicked Mooresville to announce this plan because this middle school has an upgraded technology. There is a computer for every student at the institute and a separate training program for teachers. No wonder the performance of the school has improved over the years. The president wants to replicate their success for schools across the nation through his internet technology drive in the coming years.

According to Mr. Duncan, the school stopped their purchase of textbooks years ago, and is using their funds instead for technology payments. He said that Obama wishes to, “shining a spotlight on best practices and try to take them to scale.”


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