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President headed to Marquette

Obama to pitch online access

February 4, 2011
Daily Press

WASHINGTON (AP) - The White House says President Barack Obama will visit Marquette Thursday to talk about expanding Internet access.

In his State of the Union address, Obama called for expanding high-speed wireless Internet access to 98 percent of Americans within five years. Doing so is part of a three-part plan the president outlined to help America, in his words, "win the future."

White House spokesman Robert Gibbs says Marquette is an example of a place where local businesses have been able to grow because of increased access to the Internet.

Obama won politically important Michigan during the 2008 presidential election.

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