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Local libraries await final federal approval for internet improvements

Mar 22, 2017 - ICT Monitor Worldwide

North Country Library System Director Stephen J. Bolton says anticipated improvements to 40 libraries across Northern New York have been a long time coming.

But amendments to state education law will bring about some much-needed updates to those libraries in rural areas.

The recommended amendments, which include refining the definition of broadband internet and streamlining property acquisition come at a time when the governors proposed 2018 budget would cut funding for library const...