Tech giants pledge $750 million to school broadband program

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Microsoft Corp., Apple Inc., Verizon Communications Inc. and Sprint Corp. are among the companies pledging more than $750 million in computers, software and services to an Obama administration project to give almost all U.S. students access to broadband and wireless technology.

President Barack Obama plans to highlight the commitments, which will be coupled with $2 billion in funding from Federal Communications Commission reserves, during a visit to Buck Lodge Middle School in the Washington suburb of Adelphi, Maryland, White House officials said.

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