FREDERICK, Md. (AP) — Eighteen Frederick County schools will have wireless Internet access installed for the next school year.

It’s part of a program that is eventually intended to allow students to bring their own mobile devices.

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Three schools are currently taking part in the Bring Your Own Device pilot program. Administrators will assess the program throughout this year.

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The program would allow system to move forward with technology at a lower cost than replacing its computers — most of which are 5 or older.

Wireless setup at current and future schools could cost about $1.5 million to $2 million, school officials tell The News-Post of Frederick.

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