Richmond County schools launch mobile Wi-Fi hotspots today

Published: Nov. 9, 2020 at 6:34 AM EST
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AUGUSTA, Ga. (WRDW/WAGT) - Starting today, 14 school buses will operate as mobile Wi-Fi hotspots for students in Richmond County.

The buses will be parked in neighborhoods Monday through Friday between 5 and 7 p.m. so students can connect their digital devices to get schoolwork done.

Students can connect to the internet using a personal or district-issued laptop computer, smartphone, or tablet device within 500 feet of the bus.

Optimal internet performance and speed is within 400 feet.

In addition, the Richmond County School System has created drive-up Wi-Fi hotspots in every school parking lot for families to be able to access the internet at their neighborhood school.

The bus locations are:

  • Cedar Grove, 526 Richmond Hill Road West, Augusta
  • Dogwood Terrace, Bolt Drive, Augusta
  • Regency Village, 2810 Thomas Lane, Augusta
  • The Creeks, 1815 Belmont Avenue, Augusta
  • *Magnolia Park, 2133 Vandivere Road, Augusta
  • Carr Street, near First Free Will Baptist Church, Augusta
  • Irwin Court, Oak Street (Everfaithful Baptist Church), Augusta,
  • Travis Road and James Drive Intersection, Augusta,
  • Augusta Manor, 3551 Mike Padgett Highway, Augusta
  • Butler Creek, 1850 Phinizy Road, Augusta
  • Castle Pines (4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.), 3866 Mike Padgett Highway, Augusta
  • Highview Manor, 3500 block of Highview Court, Augusta
  • Villa Marie Apartments, 3200 Deans Bridge Road, Augusta
  • Salem Arms, 2243 Rosier Road, Augusta

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