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Monroe County Legislator Rachel Barnhart listened to Governor Andrew Cuomo's State of the State on Monday. During the briefing, he addressed access to broadband. It's an issue Barnhart has been working on throughout her term. She joins us to weigh in on the governor's comments and the state of broadband access in Monroe County.

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Rochester City School District students who don’t have reliable internet will receive more robust Wi-Fi hotspots for their online learning. 

The Greater Rochester Health Foundation, the Rochester Area Community Foundation, Monroe County and ESL Federal Credit Union are teaming up to supply 2,900 newer hotspots to students, donated by T-Mobile.The group is working to acquire 2,000 additional WiFi hotspots to help even more students.