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Green Bay Area Public School District received a $75,000 Universal Service Fund Grant from the state Public Service Commission to help students from low-income families obtain affordable Internet access at home.

Specifically, the funds from the grant will be used to investigate and provide access to technologies which would provide students from low-income, under-served families in the Green Bay area with affordable access to internet-based school content from home.

The Universal Service Fund collects fees from telecommunication providers, and annually distributes awards grants of up to $500,000 for telecommunications and broadband technologies and services. The grant for the Green Bay area was one of 11 awarded by the PSC for fiscal 2017.