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Fla. Mixes State and Federal Funding for $223M Broadband Effort

Florida will award $223 million for broadband using $135 million in state and $86 million in federal funding, Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) said Friday. Florida’s broadband opportunity program will support 54 projects in 33 counties, bringing high-speed internet to about…

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27,000 unserved residential, educational, agricultural, business and community locations, the governor’s office said. Awards through the federally funded multipurpose facility program will support 29 community infrastructure projects, including health clinics, schools and workforce development programs across 18 counties, it said.