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Oklahoma governor launches high-speed Internet initiative

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OKLAHOMA CITY -Gov. Mary Fallin has launched an initiative to bring high-speed broadband and digital learning opportunities to public schools across the state.

The Oklahoma Connect and Learn Initiative will work with interested school districts and telecommunications service providers to increase the number of schools with fiber optic connections, improve the connections’ capacity and affordability and ensure Oklahoma classrooms have Wi-Fi access to better facilitate digital learning.

Fallin says the technology creates digital learning opportunities that can provide every student with a personalized learning plan for such lessons as upper level math and science classes and concurrent enrollment courses.

The National Governors Association Center for Best Practices and EducationSuperHighway, the nation’s leading nonprofit focused on upgrading Internet access in every public school classroom in America, are providing technical assistance to the state.