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Board Of Education Adds Funding For Utah Students Internet

The Utah State Board of Education has added $1 million to extend a competitive grant program intended to connect more households to the internet as more students are learning remotely during the coronavirus pandemic.

 KSL-TV reported that the board voted Thursday to add funding from its state coronavirus relief funds to extend the grant program, bringing broadband access or hotspots to families with K-12 students. Board Director of Strategic Initiatives Sarah Young said the funding would supplement $5 million previously allocated to the agency, increasing available funds to $6 million for the 2020-2021 school year.