The Minor Memorial Library in Roxbury and the Southbury Public Library recently received state grants of $22,100 and $26,120, respectively, to install high-speed fiber connections to the Connecticut Education Network.

They were the first libraries to receive funding for the high-speed internet project under legislation passed by the General Assembly last year.

According to a press release from state Rep. Arthur O’Neill (R-69th District), “the Connecticut Education Network (CEN) delivers reliable, high-speed Internet access, data transport and value added services to Connecticut K-12 schools, libraries and higher education institutions.”