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May 3, 2016

Wired Act Goes To The Governor

HB 123 by Rep. Poole, is referred to as The Wired Act. It authorizes appropriations to completely provide wireless networks in all public schools, provide matching funds to local school systems that apply for federal funds to pay for providing wireless networks, or provide funds to implement a local school system’s state-approved technology that already has a wireless network.

A supplemental appropriation authorizes $3.9 million for K-12 schools and $5.9 million for the Alabama Community College System for equipment and/or deferred maintenance. “It’s a way to pull down more federal dollars,” Rep. Poole said. He estimated that the appropriations will result in $70 million in federal funding.

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