UNDATED (AP) - Schools and libraries in several more West Virginia counties have been awarded federal funding to assist students in gaining access to the Internet.
U-S Senator Jay Rockefeller says schools in Monroe, Raleigh, Summers and Wyoming counties are being awarded a total of more than half a (m) million dollars in E-Rate grants.
Another 85-hundred will be shared among county public libraries in Greenbrier, Monroe, Summers and Wyoming counties.
Libraries in the towns of Alderson, Craft, Rainelle, Rupert and White Sulphur Springs also received grant money ranging from 200 dollars to nearly 18-hundred.
Rockefeller co-authored the E-Rate Program a decade ago. The program provides discounts to schools and libraries for telecommunication services.
Since the program's inception, West Virginia has received nearly 85 (m) million dollars in funding -- including more than three (m) million this year.
Just last week, Rockefeller announced grants to nine other West Virginia counties and two municipalities.