"Upgrading broadband service to more than 300 libraries will help residents in all areas of the state,"
The cost to upgrade from copper to fiber-optic infrastructure is being paid in part by the state's Technology for Educational Achievement program.
"The agreement with AT&T is both cost effective and efficient, libraries will not see a cost increase and end users will experience much faster Internet speeds," Huebsch said. "This is especially important in rural areas of the state where people regularly utilize libraries for high speed internet access."
These libraries currently have access to 1.5 megabyte per second service. Under the public-private partnership with AT&T and other telecoms announced by the DOA and the
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