The Arizona School Facilities Board agreed Aug. 2 to pay Qwest Communications an additional $40.7 million to finish wiring its schools for the internet. Work on the massive technology infrastructure was stalled when money from the original contract dried up in June.

Qwest agreed to resume wiring more than 800 schools as early as this week, with plans to finish the project by June 30, 2003. So far, only 559 out of 1,450 schools have been completed. But prior to the work stoppage, the company announced it had begun construction on 98 percent of buildings


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