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.

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