Colorado spending $2M to provide internet access to students

Colorado News

DENVER (AP) — Colorado will spend $2 million in federal pandemic relief funding to provide internet access to students.

The plan announced Wednesday is part of an overall effort to close the digital divide in both rural and urban parts of the state as the pandemic has forced many to rely on online learning. T-Mobile will also provide up to 34,000 low-income student households with free Wi-Fi hotspots. Meanwhile, health officials say the reopening of schools, universities and colleges combined with people possibly getting lax about social distancing during the upcoming Labor Day weekend could cause a bump in coronavirus cases in September.

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