F.C.C. Plans to Update School Technology
In this article by The New York Times, it is reported that the Federal Communications Commision (F.C.C.) recently voted to expand its E-Rate program to 2.3 billion dollars in an effort to give more schools up-to-date technology, such as high-speed Internet. The article goes on to say that President Obama recently remarked that he would like to see 99 percent of school students, "connect to the Internet through high-speed broadband and high-speed wireless within five years."
I find this article interesting because we have recently been talking about how the networking of computers and the Internet works. When the Internet was first created, one of its primary uses was to connect universities. I grew up going to a high school and college that offered high-speed Internet and feel as if I have taken this amenity for granted. I am glad to see that access to the internet and the ability to network for educational purposes is being placed at a higher priority for high schools across the country.