Education and Training

When he announced his campaign for President of the United States, Senator Barack Obama put the need for universal access to high speed internet front and center.
Newly elected Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick is one of the Governors who recognize the importance of expanding high speed internet access. Hear what he said during a recent radio discussion on the topic.
Twenty percent of Kentuckians don't have technology as simple as a computer, a printer and an Internet connection in their homes. This leaves the children of that 20 percent out in the cold when it comes to keeping up in school.
Tennessee wants high speed internet, according to a panel of experts and legislators who found that the state was lagging behind in internet access and that increased high speed broadband was necessary for the economy, government and education.
As several area North Carolina schools have discovered, high speed internet is hard to come by. Fast, reliable internet access is so sparse in rural parts of the state that townspeople and schools have to fight over the few high-speed hubs in town: schools and libraries. The alternative is slow dial-up, which often gets interrupted and is grossly unreliable.
High School sports coverage has traditionally been limited to local newspapers and radio broadcasts. However, with advances in digital video and high speed internet, high school sporting events can be broadcast over the internet.
The NY Times has an in-depth article discussing the plight of Vermont and rural New England residents and their struggles to gain access to high speed internet. Their concerns are real -- lost jobs, lack of school resources, and the inability to run small businesses while being held hostage by telephone companies.

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The Milwaukee public school system used the federal E-rate program to construct an advanced broadband network for its schools -- 55 of which have access to two-way video.