Pritzker’s ‘Connect Illinois’ plan to expand broadband access

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SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WTVO) — Gov. J.B. Pritzker plans to spend $420 million on connecting all of Illinois to high-speed broadband Internet.

The plan focuses on education, tele-health and economic development.

A Broadband Advisory Council will create a plan to provide Internet to more students, low income households, and rural communities.

“Too many of our towns and our counties and communities have been left out of the digital revolution, especially downstate. And, it’s time for that to change,” Pritzker said.

The council has to present a plan to Prizker and the General Assembly by December 31st, 2019.

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