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Broadband cost $5M under projection

Lawmakers received $5 million worth of good news Tuesday morning. The state’s bill for school broadband could come in well below budget. One reason for the savings: School districts have been able to tap into federally administered dollars that had been cut off during the Idaho Education Network broadband contract dispute. All told, the state could wind up paying $1.3 million to keep high-speed Internet in its high schools through June 30, State Department of Education chief technology officer Chris Campbell said Tuesday. The 2015 Legislature had earmarked $6.3 million for broadband for 2015-16/Kevin Richert, Idaho Education News. More here.

Question: The state of Idaho appears to be the problem when it comes to the school broadband system, correct?

D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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