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<p class="MsoNormal"><b><i><span style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family:&quot;Cambria&quot;,&quot;serif&quot;;color:#5F497A">Today on the</span></i></b><b><i><span style="font-size:11.0pt;font-family:&quot;Cambria&quot;,&quot;serif&quot;;color:#5F497A"> ETNews Listserv<o:p></o:p></span></i></b></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><b><span style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;;color:#76923C">ITEM:&nbsp;
</span></b><b><span style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;;color:#E46C0A">President Obama Announces ConnectALL Initiative</span></b><b><span style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;;color:#E46C0A"><o:p></o:p></span></b></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN" style="font-size:16.0pt;font-family:&quot;Helvetica&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;;color:#333333">The White House<o:p></o:p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal" style="line-height:18.0pt"><span lang="EN" style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family:&quot;Helvetica&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;"><a href="https://www.whitehouse.gov/taxonomy/term/926"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,&quot;serif&quot;;color:#336699;text-decoration:none">Office
 of the Press Secretary</span></a></span><span style="font-size:11.0pt;font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;"><o:p></o:p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal" style="line-height:18.0pt"><span lang="EN" style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family:&quot;Helvetica&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;">For Immediate Release</span><span style="font-size:11.0pt;font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;"><o:p></o:p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal" style="line-height:18.0pt"><span lang="EN" style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family:&quot;Helvetica&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;">March 09, 2016</span><span style="font-size:11.0pt;font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;"><o:p></o:p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:3.5pt;line-height:28.5pt"><span lang="EN" style="font-size:16.0pt;font-family:&quot;Helvetica&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;;color:#333333">FACT SHEET: President Obama Announces ConnectALL Initiative</span><span style="font-size:16.0pt;font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;"><o:p></o:p></span></p>
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<i><span lang="EN" style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;;color:#434343;letter-spacing:.1pt">Delivering on the Promise of Broadband &amp; Access to Technology for All Americans&nbsp;</span></i><span style="font-size:11.0pt;font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;;color:#1F497D"><o:p></o:p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-right:.5in"><span style="font-size:11.0pt;font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;"><a href="https://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2016/03/09/fact-sheet-president-obama-announces-connectall-initiative"><span style="color:purple">https://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2016/03/09/fact-sheet-president-obama-announces-connectall-initiative</span></a><span style="color:#1F497D"><o:p></o:p></span></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN" style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;;color:#434343;letter-spacing:.1pt">&nbsp;</span><span style="font-size:11.0pt;font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;;color:#1F497D"><o:p></o:p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:12.0pt;line-height:16.6pt"><span lang="EN" style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;;color:#434343;letter-spacing:.1pt">Connectivity is a path to greater opportunity. In today’s world, broadband and fluency
 with technology fuel economic growth, provide access to the world’s knowledge, promote skill development, and build stronger and more connected communities.&nbsp;</span><span style="font-size:11.0pt;font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;"><o:p></o:p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:12.0pt;line-height:16.6pt"><span lang="EN" style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;;color:#434343;letter-spacing:.1pt">During President Obama’s seven years in office, we’ve seen unprecedented gains in
 wiring our nation for the future, including a tripling of the average home Internet speed, covering 98 percent of Americans with fast 4G/LTE mobile broadband, and doubling the number of schools connected to high-speed Internet.&nbsp; As a result, we’ve seen a technology
 sector that spans coast to coast, the creation of millions of high-paying jobs, and a revolution in the way students learn in the classroom.</span><span style="font-size:11.0pt;font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;"><o:p></o:p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:12.0pt;line-height:16.6pt"><span lang="EN" style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;;color:#434343;letter-spacing:.1pt">To further our efforts, and to ensure that low-income Americans can seize the opportunities
 of the digital age,<span class="apple-converted-space">&nbsp;</span><b>President Obama is unveiling ConnectALL,</b><span class="apple-converted-space">&nbsp;</span>an initiative to help Americans from across the country, at every income level, get online and have the
 tools to take full advantage of the Internet. Today, the Administration is<span class="apple-converted-space">&nbsp;</span><a href="https://www.ntia.doc.gov/fcc-filing/2016/ntia-comments-fcc-lifeline-and-link-reform-and-modernization"><span style="color:#336699;text-decoration:none">submitting
 its recommendation</span></a><span class="apple-converted-space">&nbsp;</span>that the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) reform a $1.5 billion per year Reagan-era phone subsidy program to turn it into a 21st Century national broadband subsidy to help low-income
 Americans get online. Alongside this FCC filing, the Administration is<span class="apple-converted-space">&nbsp;</span><a href="https://www.whitehouse.gov/sites/default/files/page/files/20160308_broadband_cea_issue_brief.pdf"><span style="color:#336699;text-decoration:none">releasing
 a new study on the economic importance of broadband</span></a><span class="apple-converted-space">&nbsp;</span>and calling for nonprofits, businesses, technology experts, and Government to join a national effort<span class="apple-converted-space">&nbsp;</span><b>to
 reach the ConnectALL goal of connecting 20 million more Americans to broadband by 2020.</b></span><span style="font-size:11.0pt;font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;"><o:p></o:p></span></p>
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<span lang="EN" style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;;color:#434343;letter-spacing:.1pt">BUILDING ON SEVEN YEARS OF BROADBAND GROWTH</span><span style="font-size:11.0pt;font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;"><o:p></o:p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:12.0pt;line-height:16.6pt"><span lang="EN" style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;;color:#434343;letter-spacing:.1pt">Today’s announcement rounds out seven years of progress expanding broadband, combining
 smart policy with unprecedented investment to deliver faster connectivity to more Americans in their homes, through their mobile devices, and where they learn and work.&nbsp; As a result, tens of millions more Americans are online now than when the President took
 office; his<span class="apple-converted-space">&nbsp;</span><a href="https://www.whitehouse.gov/ConnectED"><span style="color:#336699;text-decoration:none">ConnectED Initiative</span></a><span class="apple-converted-space">&nbsp;</span>has given over 20 million more
 K-12 students access to broadband in their classrooms and libraries; and 28 communities have come together under the banner of ConnectHome to ensure kids living in public housing have a reliable way to get online and do their homework.</span><span style="font-size:11.0pt;font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;"><o:p></o:p></span></p>
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<span lang="EN" style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;;color:#434343;letter-spacing:.1pt">ENSURING LOW-INCOME AMERICANS AREN’T LEFT BEHIND</span><span style="font-size:11.0pt;font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;"><o:p></o:p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:12.0pt;line-height:16.6pt"><span lang="EN" style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;;color:#434343;letter-spacing:.1pt">Even with the significant progress we’ve made, more work remains to help all Americans
 access the economic benefits of broadband, especially low-income households.&nbsp; Families earning under $25,000 a year are about half as likely to have the Internet at home as families that are the most well-off.&nbsp;<span class="apple-converted-space">&nbsp;</span><b>A<span class="apple-converted-space">&nbsp;</span><a href="https://www.whitehouse.gov/sites/default/files/page/files/20160308_broadband_cea_issue_brief.pdf"><span style="color:#336699;text-decoration:none">new
 Issue Brief</span></a><span class="apple-converted-space">&nbsp;</span>released today by the Council of Economic Advisers</b><span class="apple-converted-space">&nbsp;</span>outlines how being offline is more than inconvenient; it creates specific economic costs, especially
 for job-seekers unable to access online job search tools.&nbsp; Today, because of a digital divide, low-income Americans have a harder time accessing these tools, and unemployed workers without home Internet access take a longer time to find employment.&nbsp; Given
 these costs, we cannot be satisfied if broadband is out of reach for anyone in America, and today, President Obama is acting to make that a part of the past.</span><span style="font-size:11.0pt;font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;"><o:p></o:p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:12.0pt;line-height:16.6pt"><b><span lang="EN" style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;;color:#434343;letter-spacing:.1pt">So today, the President is launching ConnectALL to ensure more Americans have
 the broadband they need to get a job, engage their community, and deliver opportunity to their children by:</span></b><span style="font-size:11.0pt;font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;"><o:p></o:p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal" style="text-indent:-.25in;line-height:18.0pt"><span lang="EN" style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Symbol">·</span><span lang="EN" style="font-size:7.0pt">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<span class="apple-converted-space">&nbsp;</span></span><b><i><span lang="EN" style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family:&quot;Helvetica&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;">Increasing
 the affordability of broadband for low-income Americans.</span></i></b><span class="apple-converted-space"><span lang="EN" style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family:&quot;Helvetica&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;">&nbsp;</span></span><span lang="EN" style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family:&quot;Helvetica&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;">Today,
 the Department of Commerce’s<span class="apple-converted-space">&nbsp;</span><b>National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA)</b>, on behalf of the Administration, is filing comments in support of the FCC’s effort to reform its Lifeline program
 to address the way people communicate in the 21st century. When Lifeline was first created under President Reagan, it was designed to provide low-income Americans with financial assistance to purchase affordable phone service, so the most vulnerable Americans
 were connected to the rest of the country. In 2005, President George W. Bush expanded the program to include mobile phones. Now in 2016, when we use the Internet to communicate more than ever<b>, it is time to modernize Lifeline</b><span class="apple-converted-space">&nbsp;</span>and
 make sure that all Americans can access the broadband services they need. The Lifeline reforms the Administration is recommending today would give the 12 million households currently using the subsidy for phone service immediate help paying their monthly broadband
 bill. And it has the potential to benefit tens of millions more.&nbsp; The modernization we are outlining:<span class="apple-converted-space">&nbsp;</span></span><span style="font-size:11.0pt;font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;"><o:p></o:p></span></p>
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 plans that best fit their families’ needs — whether voice, data plans, or in-home broadband. We are recommending a direct and portable benefit that consumers can use to make their own choices about what services they need and who they get those services from.</span><span style="font-size:11.0pt;font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;"><o:p></o:p></span></li></ul>
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 eligible for Lifeline are oftentimes eligible for other government assistance. Coordination will increase the efficacy and functionality of the program’s administration while also letting those who need it most know about the resources available to them. The
 proposed reforms would allow Americans to obtain education about or simultaneously enroll themselves in the revamped Lifeline program when they enroll in another state-administered public assistance program, such as Medicaid, Supplemental Nutrition Assistance
 Program (SNAP), and Tribally-Administered Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TTANF).</span><span style="font-size:11.0pt;font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;"><o:p></o:p></span></li></ul>
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<p class="MsoNormal" style="text-indent:-.25in;line-height:18.0pt"><span lang="EN" style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Symbol">·</span><span lang="EN" style="font-size:7.0pt">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<span class="apple-converted-space">&nbsp;</span></span><b><i><span lang="EN" style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family:&quot;Helvetica&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;">Initiating
 a national service effort to deliver digital literacy skills.</span></i></b><span class="apple-converted-space"><span lang="EN" style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family:&quot;Helvetica&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;">&nbsp;</span></span><span lang="EN" style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family:&quot;Helvetica&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;">To
 increase access to digital literacy training,&nbsp;the<span class="apple-converted-space">&nbsp;</span><b>Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS)</b>, the Federal agency that engages millions of Americans in service and in developing community solutions,
 and the<b>Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS)</b>, which is the primary source of Federal support for the nation’s 123,000 libraries and 35,000 museums, are collaborating on a&nbsp;Digital Literacy Pilot Project. AmeriCorps VISTA members will support
 libraries, museums and associated community organizations&nbsp;located in tribal and rural communities. The goal is to build capacity and increase digital literacy efforts, complementing the Administration’s work to increase broadband adoption among low-income
 households.</span><span style="font-size:11.0pt;font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;"><o:p></o:p></span></p>
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 that teaches advanced coding and product development, is announcing the creation of a new tool that will teach the basic, but vital, skills needed to get people online and experiencing the benefits that the Internet has to offer.</span><span style="font-size:11.0pt;font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;"><o:p></o:p></span></li></ul>
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<p class="MsoNormal" style="text-indent:-.25in;line-height:18.0pt"><span lang="EN" style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Symbol">·</span><span lang="EN" style="font-size:7.0pt">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<span class="apple-converted-space">&nbsp;</span></span><b><i><span lang="EN" style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family:&quot;Helvetica&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;">Increasing
 access to affordable devices</span></i></b><span lang="EN" style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family:&quot;Helvetica&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;">. In order to promote the reuse of equipment no longer needed by the federal government,<span class="apple-converted-space">&nbsp;</span><b>the
 General Services Administration (GSA)</b><span class="apple-converted-space">&nbsp;</span>will lead an inter-agency effort to re-engineer the<span class="apple-converted-space">&nbsp;</span><b>Computers for Learning</b><span class="apple-converted-space">&nbsp;</span>program
 to expand access to devices for more organizations that help provide digital literacy and training for low-income Americans. Computers for Learning allows schools and nonprofit organizations to take advantage of unneeded federal computer equipment. In 2014,
 38 Federal Agencies donated thousands of devices, and the program’s reforms are designed to significantly increase these numbers.</span><span style="font-size:11.0pt;font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;"><o:p></o:p></span></p>
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 the development of a tool to support broadband planning</span></i></b><span lang="EN" style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family:&quot;Helvetica&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;">. To empower more communities with strategies to support and accelerate local broadband planning efforts<b>,
 NTIA’s BroadbandUSA</b><span class="apple-converted-space">&nbsp;</span>program is launching the<span class="apple-converted-space">&nbsp;</span><b>Community Connectivity Initiative,</b><span class="apple-converted-space">&nbsp;</span>which will create a comprehensive online
 assessment tool to help community leaders identify critical broadband needs and connect them with expertise, tools, and resources for overcoming the challenges to expanded broadband deployment and adoption.<span class="apple-converted-space">&nbsp;</span></span><span style="font-size:11.0pt;font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;"><o:p></o:p></span></p>
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<b><span lang="EN" style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family:&quot;Helvetica&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;">The American Library Association; Blandin Foundation; ConnectME Authority; EveryoneOn; ICMA, The International City/County Management Association; National Association of Counties;
 National Association of Telecommunications Officers and Advisors; National Digital Inclusion Alliance; National League of Cities; New America’s Open Technology Institute; Next Century Cities, NetworkMe, NTCA-The Rural Broadband Association; Schools, Health,
 and Libraries Broadband Coalition (SHELB);<span class="apple-converted-space">&nbsp;</span></span></b><span lang="EN" style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family:&quot;Helvetica&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;">and<span class="apple-converted-space"><b>&nbsp;</b></span><b>US Ignite</b><span class="apple-converted-space">&nbsp;</span>have
 come on board to collaborate with NTIA to design and develop the tool.</span><span style="font-size:11.0pt;font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;"><o:p></o:p></span></li><li class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:12.0pt;line-height:18.0pt;mso-list:l2 level3 lfo4">
<span lang="EN" style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family:&quot;Helvetica&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;">In addition, initial communities who will support the development of the tool include<span class="apple-converted-space">&nbsp;</span><b>Ammon, ID; Arvada, CO; Baltimore, MD; Bettendorf,
 IA; Boston, MA; Charlotte, NC; Greenbelt, MD ; Hopewell, VA.; Hot Springs, AK.; Hurst, TX; Kansas City, MO.; Kenmore, WA; Lenexa, KS.; Oak Harbor, WA; Putnam, CT;&nbsp; SeaTac, WA; Red Wing, MN; Sammamish, WA;<span class="apple-converted-space">&nbsp;</span></b>and<span class="apple-converted-space"><b>&nbsp;</b></span><b>Seattle,
 WA.<span class="apple-converted-space">&nbsp;</span></b></span><span style="font-size:11.0pt;font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;"><o:p></o:p></span></li></ul>
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</span></span></span><![endif]><span lang="EN" style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family:&quot;Helvetica&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;">The Community Connectivity Initiative will build on NTIA’s extensive work with communities across the country, supporting broadband planning, infrastructure
 deployment, public computer centers, and a wide range of community applications<span style="color:#1F497D">.</span></span><span style="font-size:11.0pt;font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;;color:#1F497D"><o:p></o:p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal" style="text-indent:-.25in;line-height:18.0pt"><span lang="EN" style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Symbol">·</span><span lang="EN" style="font-size:7.0pt">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<span class="apple-converted-space">&nbsp;</span></span><b><i><span lang="EN" style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family:&quot;Helvetica&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;">Bringing
 together private sector companies helping to deliver affordable connectivity</span></i></b><b><span lang="EN" style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family:&quot;Helvetica&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;">.</span></b><span class="apple-converted-space"><span lang="EN" style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family:&quot;Helvetica&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;">&nbsp;</span></span><span lang="EN" style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family:&quot;Helvetica&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;">Companies
 are also lending their support for low-income families in their service areas.&nbsp; Today, Cox Communications is announcing it will host more than 200 events across the nation for low-income K-12 families, automatically qualifying attendees for their low-cost
 broadband option.&nbsp;Later this year, the company will partner with Univision to promote internet adoption through live programming, public service announcements and community events in such markets as Phoenix, Las Vegas, and San Diego.</span><span style="font-size:11.0pt;font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;"><o:p></o:p></span></p>
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 philanthropic support for digital inclusion</span></i></b><b><span lang="EN" style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family:&quot;Helvetica&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;">.<span class="apple-converted-space">&nbsp;</span></span></b><span lang="EN" style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family:&quot;Helvetica&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;">To
 increase access to resources to support digital inclusion efforts under way in communities across the country, later this year the Administration will convene leaders in the philanthropic, non-profit, and private sectors to a summit focused on building on
 our progress to date and delivering on ConnectALL’s vision of connecting 20 million more Americans to broadband by 2020.</span><span style="font-size:11.0pt;font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;;color:#1F497D"><o:p></o:p></span></p>
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BroadbandUSA</span><span style="font-size:11.0pt;font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;"><o:p></o:p></span></p>
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