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Dublin City Schools receives $90K grant for wi-fi access

Dublin City Schools has received $90,576.77 in grant funding from the State of Ohio to install additional internet access points at school facilities.

“During these challenging times, any assistance the District receives regarding providing technology access to our students is appreciated,” said Superintendent Dr. Todd Hoadley. “We will be using this grant money to extend wi-fi coverage throughout the entire property at some of our schools.”

On July 28, 2020, Lt. Governor Jon Husted shared the state’s plan to expand broadband services in Ohio. The Lt. Governor announced that the state will set aside $50 million of state funding through the federal CARES Act to provide hotspots and internet-enabled devices to students for purchases made between July 1 and Dec. 30, 2020.

The Ohio Department of Education, in collaboration with BroadbandOhio, provided Ohio schools and Education Service Centers with the opportunity to apply for these funds through a grant application process.