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10 States to receive $357 Million in Technology Grants

The United States Department of Commerce announced 10 American Recovery and Reinvestment Act investments this past week. The investments are designed to improve technological infrastructure, boost economic growth, create jobs & improve education and health care. 
The investments are in the form of 10 grants which will increase broadband access in California, Florida, Indiana, Louisiana, New York, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, and Wisconsin. This will bring high-speed Internet access and link up thousands of schools, hospitals, libraries and public safety offices. The grants total $357 million.
For additional information you can view the official Department of Commerce press release at:

Canada, Alaska and Hawaii We Have a New Sales Rep for You!

Aloha and Eh are a few new words that will be added to current Territory Sales Rep, Susan Emerson's, vocabulary as she takes on new territories: Canada, Alaska and Hawaii.

To contact Susan or any of our other sales representatives visit

What would you do with $650 million?

The stimulus bill, putting school districts in an unusual predicament: how to spend a surplus of ed tech money? In 2009 President Obama signed the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA); the bill dedicates more than $90 billion to education, with $650 million allocated specifically for technology. The ARRA funds represent the largest K-12 ed tech budget bump in US history. So why the big push? This stimulus is a means a pushing for America’s students to be taught in technologically rich 21st century classrooms. Yet, it is not an easy task to spend $650 million, and educators are a bit cautious as to where the money should go.

A recent article published in the February 2010 issue of The Journal seeks answers on where educators believe the big surge of technology fund would do the most good. Several K-12 IT leaders expressed their interest in new hardware, specifically getting laptops in the hands of every teacher and student. The reason for this, teachers do not want to create a …

Spectrum Industries Nominated for Wisconsin Manufacturer of the Year!

Chippewa Falls, WI - Spectrum Industries has been independently nominated  for Wisconsin Manufacturer of the Year!

The Wisconsin Manufacturer of the Year (MOTY) award program is an annual recognition of excellence in manufacturing. It celebrates the successes of manufacturers in the state: their innovations, philanthropy, technological advances, commitment to customer satisfaction, and quality jobs.

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