Utah education officials have secured a $13.4 million federal grant to pipe broadband into dozens of elementary schools, making internet access available to thousands of students, reports the Salt Lake Tribune. But the project requires a hefty state commitment that some lawmakers fear could be undermined if the Legislature takes a hatchet to education spending. There are about 150 elementary and charter schools in Utah served by inadequate, low-capacity internet connections, according to Michael Peterson, executive director of the Utah Education Network. The grant, which UEN secured through a competitive process, will underwrite the first phase in a statewide effort...
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