TRUMBULL, Conn. -- A project to create a high-speed internet connection that will link the Easton Public Library and the Connecticut Education Network just received a boost in the amount of $24,250.
The State Library Board recently approved a grant in that amount to fund the connection slated for completion early next year.
Sen. Tony Hwang (R-28) praised libraries in the region as community treasures, idea factories, and key education resources, in making the announcement.
“This improvement will allow all residents in Easton and surrounding communities to access the World Wide Web,” he said.
“That access will be there for those who do not own a computer, those who are not yet computer-savvy and for anyone who simply wants to learn. I carefully weigh each dollar that is spent in a difficult budget, and I thank the state for recognizing the need for this wise investment.”
Hwang said he remains committed to helping local libraries flourish in Easton, Fairfield, Newtown, Weston and Westport.
“What was once simply a place to read books and conduct research has evolved into full-fledged idea factories, business incubator lab, job search central, meeting place, and an all-around hub of economic activity, innovation, and entrepreneurship," he said.
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