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(TNS) — Not having access to Internet service impacts people’s ability to get jobs, develop skills and participate in remote learning. To help address digital inequity, the state earmarked $50 million in American Rescue Plan Act funding to boost access to broadband.
Using that funding, the Massachusetts’ Executive Office of Housing & Economic Development, working in concert with the Mass Broadband Institute, launched two programs in September — Digital Equity Partnerships Program and Municipal Digital Equity Planning.
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