FALLS CITY – Falls City Public Schools  has been awarded $102,212 in federal E-Rate funds to support Internet use in the school.

E-Rate is a federal program the provides funding for internet access and internal connections.

Govtech.com reported last week that a Funds for Learning survey shows that 87 percent of the nation’s 21,300 E-Rate applicants have high-speed internet due to E-Rate funding. The federal government has spent about $1.5 billion in funding for Wi-Fi and networking equipment and about $1.65 billion for Internet and broadband connections.

Superintendent Tim Heckenlively said the funding is available for internal connections needed for broadband connectivity within the district’s schools.

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