Utah wins federal grant to upgrade Internet connections in elementary schools

March 2, 2010
$13.4 million in stimulus funding will help bring broadband connections to dozens of schools
FromThe Salt Lake Tribune: Utah education officials have secured a $13.4 million federal grant to bring broadband Internet connections into dozens of elementary schools. But the project requires a hefty state commitment that some lawmakers fear could be undermined if the Legislature takes a hatchet to education spending. The grant will underwrite the first phase in a statewide effort to bring fiber-based Ethernet lines into every school. It comes from a $4.7 billion pool of federal stimulus money distributed by the U.S. Commerce Department's National Telecommunications and Information Administration.

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