Queens lawmaker secures funding to increase internet access for New York City students

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After many students lacked internet access to do their school work remotely during the COVID-19 outbreak, Congresswoman Grace Meng announced on Friday, Sept. 24, that New York City schools have been awarded millions of dollars in federal funding to connect students to the internet. 

In March, Meng and Senator Ed Markey (D-Massachusetts), helped to obtain more than $7 billion in E-Rate Emergency Connectivity Funding for schools to provide Wi-Fi hotspots, modems, routers, internet service and internet-enabled devices so that students can obtain internet access during the COVID-19 crisis. 

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