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USF provides millions to boost Internet access

The Universal Service Fund (USF) has provided millions of dollars in support to libraries and educational institutions as the entity continues to carry out its mandate to provide 100 per cent Internet penetration across Jamaica.

Chief Executive Officer at the USF Suzette Buchanan said the Jamaica Library Service (JLS) has received $13.9 million to boost Internet access for users.

JLS Director General Karen Barton said the USF "supports our Internet system by providing broadband access to over 40 of our libraries".

She explained that there are some libraries in areas where the JLS is unable to get support from the Internet providers, so the USF has assisted in getting service to those areas.

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