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Tampa to be part of Obama’s public-private effort to close digital divide

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In Oklahoma earlier this week, President Obama announced a new joint effort with local communities, the federal government and the private sector to expand high-speed broadband to over 275,000 low-income households around the nation — with Tampa being one of the 27 cities and one tribal nation participating. The program is called ConnectHome,  an extension of Obama’s ConnectEd program, which provides Internet access to schools and libraries across the country. According to a just released paper produced by the White House Council…

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