By Brendan Sasso - 06/06/13 04:21 PM EDT
The program is expected to cost several billion dollars, according to a senior administration official.
President Obama will push for the proposal at a middle school in Mooresville, N.C., on Thursday during remarks at 2:55 p.m. EDT.
The plan does not require congressional approval. Instead, the White House is calling on the Federal Communications Commission to expand E-Rate, an existing program that subsidizes Internet access in schools and libraries.
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