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Sarah Supahan, superintendent of Burnt Ranch Elementary School, says the school paid almost $50,000 for a satellite link — and it doesn't work well. Laura Sydell/NPR hide caption

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County Stuck In Information Superhighway Slow Lane

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Singer-songwriter Jess Furman is one of 375,000 members of ASCAP. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Who Needs Labels When You've Got ASCAP?

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Online Music Service Spotify Prepares For U.S. Launch

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Hell Or High Water: The river Styx is guarded by Phlegyas, who ferries Virgil and Dante into the underworld. Electronic Arts hide caption

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The iPad contains no major new technology, which meant it got a big ho-hum from some analysts. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images hide caption

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Apple Unveils Much-Heralded iPad

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Tom Bodkin of The New York Times displays a tablet computer at the American Society of Newspaper Editors annual convention in 2006. Elaine Thompson/AP hide caption

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