On June 6, 2013, President Barack Obama announced ConnectED, an initiative aimed at getting 99% of the K-12 students in the United States connected via high-speed broadband and wireless services.  Below are selected news stories regarding the ConnectED initiative, as well as reactions from various educational and technology stakeholders.

News Coverage

Associated Press (formerly at bigstory.ap.org/article/obama-visit-nc-school-fundraise-california)

New York Times

Washington Post – includes full text of the President’s speech

ABC News (formerly at abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2013/06/president-obama-announces-broadband-for-schools-project-at-nc-middle-school/)


USA Today

Education Week

eSchool News


Blogs and Reactions

Acting FCC Chairwoman Clyburn

FCC Commissioner Rosenworcel

Senator John D. Rockefeller


Rep. Ed Markey (D-Mass.) (formerly at http://markey.house.gov/press-release/markey-original-house-author-e-rate-program-praises-new-obama-initiative-improving)

Benton Foundation

National School Boards Association (formerly at schoolboardnews.nsba.org/)

John Chambers, CEO, Cisco Systems

Schools, Health, & Libraries Broadband Coalition

Randall Stephenson, CEO, AT&T

Huffington Post

Bill Gates (Twitter)