Arizona Corporation Commission Vote Helps State Get $130M For Rural School Broadband Internet

| March 15, 2017

By Carrie Jung • 91.5 KJZZ

The Arizona Corporation Commission has voted to approve a one-time distribution from a fund that helps telecommunications companies provide service in rural areas. That money will be used to help the state bring broadband service to currently unserved rural schools.

Officials with the Arizona Broadband for Education Initiative estimate more than $140 million is needed to cover the costs of making sure every school in the state has broadband access.

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