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Apple, Microsoft and wireless carriers commit to $750M education pledge

05
Feb
2014

Some of the biggest names in tech have come together this week for the sake of schoolchildren all around the country. The Associated Press reports that Obama has made considerable progress on his mission to connect more American schools to the internet as Microsoft, Apple, Verizon, ATT, Sprint and others have committed to pledging $750 million to his ConnectED plan. Their pledges will be in the form of cash donations, electronic devices and network services. Obama’s ConnectED plan was unveiled last June, promising to “take the steps necessary to build high-speed digital connections to America’s schools and libraries, ensuring that 99 percent of American students can benefit from these advances in teaching and learning.” These commitments are perhaps the most significant progress

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