Florida Politics: Budget conference: Lawmakers to restock absent broadband funds with $400M in COVID-19 relief dollars

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Budget beancounters made room for $400 million in pandemic relief dollars. State budget writers have put pen to paper on a plan to fund a broadband expansion program established last year, designating $400 million in federal COVID-19 relief funds to expand high-speed internet access in Florida.

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