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What the Tech? Do You Qualify for Broadband Benefits?

2020 will be remembered as the year families worked and went to school under the same roof. The COVID-19 pandemic and subsequent closing of offices and schools resulted in high broadband internet bills as well as families being forced to purchase new computers and devices so everyone could do their work from home. The Federal Communications Commission is going to…

Broadband Internet Access for Alabama Students to Continue into 2021

Gov. Kay Ivey is extending the Alabama Broadband Connectivity for Students program into 2021 thanks to a provision in the latest COVID-19 relief package passed by Congress last week and signed by President Trump on Sunday. Ivey’s goal is to ensure that families can continue using the service, which provides access to high-speed internet for about 200,000 Alabama students. It…

New Senate leader: Economy, virus recovery among priorities

Senator Greg Reed/Source: Alabama Legislature MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) – The Alabama Senate in February will have a new leader for the first time in a decade. Republican Sen. Greg Reed of Jasper will take the helm as president pro tempore. Reed said in a telephone interview Tuesday that rebuilding the state’s economy and alleviating the impact coronavirus pandemic will be…