[Background: The official announcement of the ConnectED initiative can be found here.]

"Throughout its history, the cable industry has continuously demonstrated an abiding commitment to our nation’s schools and a deep appreciation for how broadband technology can help teachers, parents and students in promoting educational excellence. As the nation’s premier high-speed Internet provider, we welcome today’s announcement by President Obama and look forward to working with the Administration, the FCC and Congress to explore new ideas that will wisely modernize existing support mechanisms and connect America’s schools with new tools for education and learning."