State of technology update
Tennessee: Gov. Don Sundquist
Gov. Don Sundquist noted that his administration made strides in taking
government online, making it easier to access services and locate information.
He also mentioned that Tennessee was the first state to connect every public
school and library to the Internet, and that the number of computers in
classrooms has gone from 6,000 to more than 150,000 in four years.
Emphasizing education in his Jan. 29 speech, Sundquist said the state
must continue to invest in education to attract new jobs to the state. Part
of the investment, he said, would involve enhancing the technology available
to teachers by upgrading school computer lines and making personal computers
more affordable through a state contract.