Indiana Gov. Frank O'Bannon's budget cuts are threatening to eliminate funding for the free internet access offered by libraries, schools, and universities throughout the state.

When O'Bannon cut Build Indiana funds earlier this year, he eliminated $3 million in technology funding, half of which provides internet service to libraries, schools, and universities. The remainder of the money funds INSPIRE, a program that offers access to 17 reference databases, including encyclopedias and news articles.

Without the internet arrangement, libraries and schools would spend about $10 million statewide for the


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