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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    Dennis has covered higher education technology since April 2008, having interviewed some of the most recognized IT pros in U.S. colleges and universities. He is always updating eCampus News with the latest in pressing ed-tech issues, such as the growing i