Mills administration allocates $5.6 million towards building high-speed internet in rural Maine
AUGUSTA, Maine (WABI) - The Mills Administration is using $5.6 million in federal CARES Act money to build high-speed internet infrastructure for students in Maine.
This new high-speed broadband will give internet access to more than 700 students across rural parts of the state.
The governor says due to the coronavirus, internet access is no longer a luxury but a necessity for kids across Maine to attend online classes.
The goal is for the infrastructure to be in place by the end of the year.
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