CRAWFORDVILLE, Ga. (WJBF) – The Georgia Cyber Center is experimenting with ways to expand broadband capability. The goal is to get high speed internet access to every home in the state.
“Many Georgians are without what has become a necessity for most Americans,” Augusta University President, Brooks Keel said.
A lack of in home access to high speed internet creates obstacles in today’s digital world– especially for students.
“You’ll see folks huddled up in the afternoons around a McDonald’s or a Starbucks or a Chick-fil-A, so they can use their free WIFI to do homework, because the broadband service at their home is not strong enough to do what we’re now requiring them to do online,” District 19 Senator Blake Tilley (R) said.