Worcester school panel seeks exploration of municipal broadband

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WORCESTER — After the district had to scramble this summer to provide internet to families to support its remote learning model, a school panel on Thursday voted to ask city leaders to look into bringing municipal broadband to Worcester.

The Standing Committee on School and Student Performance, which met specifically to take up the internet issue, specifically requested the City Council take “concrete steps” to explore the idea, as well as come up with a detailed cost analysis.

The committee also voted to tell the city’s legislative delegation about the need for state and federal grant money for cities like Worcester that are either investigating or in the process of implementing municipal broadband.

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