Feds give city $20 million for broadband expansion

(AP)- New York City is receiving $20 million infederal stimulus money that will expand Internet access for poorNew Yorkers and struggling students.

The two grants were announced by the U.S. Department ofCommerce.

The federal government is spending nearly $7 billion to expandbroadband services nationwide. Thirty-five grants were announcedMonday.

In New York City, about $14 million will be spent on expandingcomputer and Internet access in facilities serving low-incomepeople, including public housing, libraries and senior centers.

Another $6 million will be dedicated to providing strugglinghigh school students with access to free computers, broadbandsubsidies and digital training.

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