Alabama House passes bill to allow local grants to expand high-speed internet

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The Alabama House passed a bill today that county governments said was needed to help deliver high-speed internet to places where it’s not available. The bill, by Rep. Randall Shedd, R-Baileyton, passed by a vote of 101-0. It proposes an amendment to the state constitution, which prohibits counties and cities from providing grants or other things of value to private companies. 

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