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Obama Secures Money To Connect Schools To Internet

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February 04, 2014 AT 7:09 PM
And that's exactly what tech companies are doing. President Obama said Tuesday that high-tech companies have pledged more than $750 million in equipment and services to help connect more of the nation's students to high-speed Internet. Money from Apple, Microsoft, AT&T, Verizon, Sprint and other companies, combined with $2 billion from the Federal Communications Commission, will help connect up to 15,000 schools and 20 million students. Obama told told students and faculty at a Maryland high school that provides students with iPads that these businesses "want educated customers. They want customers who are able to get good jobs, who are going to be using these tools in the future."