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State budget cut may affect library internet access

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Steve Benton
June 9, 2011
— A provision in the state budget, dealing with the U.W. System and it's internet provider, Wiscnet, may affect the way library systems in the state get their internet service.

Head of the Arrowhead Library System, Ruth Ann Montgomery, says if Wiscnet is dropped, other internet services could cost as much as three times as much. That, according to Sharon Grover, head of the Youth Services Department at the Hedberg Public Library, could mean forcing them to make a choice between the internet and other services and programs.


Libraries provide internet access to people who can't afford computers and the internet.



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