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Digital Learning

By Benjamin Herold — June 03, 2014 1 min read

An estimated $3.2 billion in new funds are needed to realize President Barack Obama’s goal of providing all students with high-speed wireless Internet connections inside their schools and libraries by 2018, concludes a new analysis by two prominent education-technology organizations.

That sum represents a needed investment above and beyond the $2.4 billion currently directed to schools and libraries each year as part of the federal E-rate program. It comes from the Washington-based Consortium for School Networking, or CoSN, and EducationSuperHighway, based in San Francisco.

The projections were drawn from consultations with over 50 district-level chief technology officers, and vendors and networking experts.

A version of this article appeared in the June 04, 2014 edition of Education Week as Digital Learning

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