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State Receives $95M for High Speed Internet Access

July 19th, 2022 by WCBC Radio

More Maryland residents are just one click away from faster and more reliable internet service. Last week, the state received  a $95 million federal grant to help families and students get online. During the critical stages of the coronavirus pandemic, Maryland students had to leave school and learn from home. For many, there was a problem, access to the internet. To help solve that issue, the federal government has set aside an additional $10 billion to help states like Maryland carry out technology projects. WBAL reports that in this latest round of funding, Maryland is getting $95 million to help connect more than 16,000 homes and businesses to high-speed internet service. That will cover at least a third of the state dealing with technology issues, many of those in Western Maryland. U.S. Senator Chris Van Hollen…