Today officials with the South Bend Community School Corporation and the City of South Bend announced that $1,800,000 has been obtained from the Governor's Emergency Education Relief grant to provide home internet or cellular internet for two years for the city's most at-risk families. A study done prior to receiving the funding showed that almost 30% of households in the school system were unconnected. The grant will provide discounted broadband connections and thousands of mobile WiFi hotspots. 

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Gov. Eric Holcomb announced Thursday $51 million in funding to continue expanding access to broadband in the state. The investment comes at a time when COVID-19 has made reliable internet even more critical.