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Pilot Grant Program to Improve Internet Connections in Public Libraries

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The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation ( announced a pilot initiative designed to help public libraries in seven states secure faster internet connections so more people can access a full range of online applications and opportunities. The foundation has awarded $6,959,771 in combined grant funding to Connected Nation (, a nonprofit broadband internet advocacy group, and the American Library Association’s Office for Information Technology Policy (OITP; to support improved internet connections for public libraries in Arkansas, California, Kansas, Massachusetts, New York, Texas, and Virginia.
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