The company that wired classrooms in Birmingham, Ala., for computers is billing the school system for an additional $2.1 million, claiming the system underestimated the number of data ports the schools required.

Floor plans showed fewer classrooms than actually existed, said Tim Lewis, whose T.A. Lewis and Associates has overseen the technology effort. The additional work led to a 37-percent increase over the wiring project's $5.7 million projected cost, Lewis said.

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