Will broadband push improve schools' purchasing power?

09/10/2013 | Education Week

As a byproduct of a federal push to expand broadband access in schools, Gene Sperling, the director of the National Economic Council and assistant to the president for economic policy, said Tuesday that schools will be able to improve their joint purchasing power -- effectively reducing the cost of technology. Making his remarks at the 2013 Educational Technology Summit in Washington, D.C., Sperling also discussed the ConnectED initiative and said digital learning "is affordable and within our reach."

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