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Grade four students work on laptop computers at Monarch School in San Diego, California October 8, 2013. REUTERS/Mike Blake

Obama, tech companies to get more devices into U.S. classrooms

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WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama is set to announce on Tuesday that private companies have agreed to give more than $750 million in devices, software and wireless service to U.S. students, part of Obama's pledge to help modernize classrooms.


The corporate donations come as the Federal Communications Commission said it would spend $2 billion over two year to upgrade Internet speed and quality in schools and libraries.

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