Optimum Lightpath's $50K grant program to boost classroom technology use in Westchester County, N.Y.

Optimum Lightpath wants to give schools in the Westchester County, N.Y. area a financial boost to reach their goals of incorporating technology into the classroom.

Under its new Westchester County Grant Program, the Cablevision (NYSE: CVC) business service subsidiary will award up to $50,000 in grants to provide the region's schools to use new technology to enhance the student's learning experience.

These funds could be used to help schools tap into emerging learning applications including distance learning and even replacing traditional textbooks with digital books, for example.  

Eligible schools can apply for applications beginning this week. Winners will then be announced during a ceremony on Nov. 10, 2011, at 9:30 a.m. on the 9th floor of the Westchester County Building in White Plains.

Developing this grant program for schools further strengthens Optimum Lightpath's well-established presence in Westchester County, where it already serves government agencies and school districts with fiber-based Ethernet data and traditional voice services via the Westchester Telecom Network that it has run since 2000.

New York is not the only area where Optimum Lightpath has been driving the use of technology into the classroom. In New Jersey, the service provider awarded $100,000 in technology grants to schools last November.

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