20 Capital Region schools to split $6 million to improve internet access

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Twenty schools across the Capital Region will be receiving a total of $6 million to expand and improve internet access.

The money comes from the Federal Communications Commission as part of the American Rescue Plan.

According to Congressman Paul Tonko’s Office, the big winners are the Albany and Schenectady school districts. Each will receive just over $1.3 million.

Amsterdam will get $740,000, Mohonasen will get just under $450,000 and Shenendehowa gets around $343,000.

Applications for a second round of funding open Tuesday.