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HP official: ‘We’re proud to open this new chapter in our relationship with the state’

Von Hansen, vice president and general manager at HP Boise, hailed selection of his firm to supply laptop computers for Idaho high school students through a contract with the state of Idaho. He noted that HP has had thousands of employees at its Boise campus and has had a presence here for decades; “the most successful product line of H-P came from here,” he said. “Our ties to the community are deep. … Our kids attend schools here in this state.”

Hansen said, “We're proud to open this new chapter in our relationship with the state. … This is a great honor for H-P.” He noted that the contract includes other partners as well: Education Networks of America, the Idaho Digital Learning Academy, Xtreme, and more. “We've got a very capable team,” he said. “We're very excited to be part of this whole rollout.”

In addition to supplying and maintaining the laptop computers, the contract covers setting up and maintaining a wireless network in every Idaho high school, using broadband connections already supplied by the Idaho Education Network.

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Betsy Z. Russell covers Idaho news from The Spokesman-Review's bureau in Boise.

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