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Obama Vows to Boost Broadband Internet Connections as Part of 2.5 New Job Creation

US President-elect Barack Obama on Saturday vowed to make the largest investment in the country's infrastructure since the 1950s and bolster development of broadband Internet connections as part of his program to create 2.5 million new jobs.

"It is unacceptable that the United States ranks 15th in the world in broadband adoption," he said. "Here, in the country that invented the Internet, every child should have the chance to get online, and they'll get that chance when I'm president — because that's how we'll strengthen America's competitiveness in the world." The president-elect also said the government must ensure that hospitals are connected to each other through the Internet.

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