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Columbus School District to give students free internet access

The Columbus Municipal School District is working to provide free internet access to students.

Posted: Aug 9, 2019 6:51 PM
Updated: Aug 12, 2019 9:50 AM

COLUMBUS, Miss. (WTVA) - The Columbus Municipal School District is working to provide free internet access to students.

Superintendent Cherie Labat said the school district's Board of Trustees, along with Columbus Light and Water and the Housing Authority, identified five areas to provide internet.

She said the board identified these areas as the highest concentration of students.

The free internet will be available through computers at the designated locations.

Labat said high school students will be given laptops to access the free internet.

This project will cost $100,000 during the course of five years, but the district will pay a monthly bill to Columbus Light and Water, she said. 

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