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Grants Will Fund High-Speed Internet for Schools, But Not Wireless

Obama Works to Bring High-Speed Internet to Schools

President Barack Obama is on a mission to ensure that all U.S. schools have high-speed Internet, but states may have to set their own budgets for wireless setups to bring access to the classroom. 

"In a country where we expect free Wi-Fi with our coffee, why wouldn't we have it available for our children's education?" said President Obama. 

The FCC would approve grants to ensure that schools have high-speed Internet, reported Ramsey Cox for TheHill.com. Cox added, however, that the FCC would not allow schools to seek funding to set up wireless systems.

"Many federal formula and competitive grant programs allow funds to be used to support digital learning," said Richard Culatta, director of the office of Educational Technology within the Department of Education. "Even if the program statutes do not reference educational technology specifically, coordination of federal program support can help maximize the impact of available resources."

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Article by Navindra Persaud, EducationWorld Contributor

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