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What we’re watching: Grants bring high-speed Internet to rural areas, how teen’s brain development impacts learning. See related story here

| May 16, 2018
What we’re watching: Grants bring high-speed Internet to rural areas, how teen’s brain development impacts learning. See related story here

Teachers at schools in Congress, Ariz., used to start downloading video the night before they’d show it in class because of low Internet speed, but thanks to state and federal grants that Yavapai County schools used to upgrade their broadband connection, a partnership with a small microwave Internet company, and access to a fiber-optic connection, rural schools in the area will soon be able to experience the fast Internet speeds that schools in urban areas are used to, according to a Cronkite News story.

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State continues push to fund better internet access

| December 14, 2016
State continues push to fund better internet access

The state Department of Education is lobbying for reliable high-speed internet access for rural Arizona students who are without it through federal Erate and state matching funds to build an infrastructure for underserved areas.

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