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Richmond County schools announce mobile Wi-Fi schedule

Richmond County  Schools equips buses with WiFi for students.
Richmond County Schools equips buses with WiFi for students.(WILX)
Published: Nov. 5, 2020 at 5:15 PM EST
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AUGUSTA, Ga. (WRDW/WAGT) - Fourteen Richmond County School System buses will operate as mobile Wi-Fi hotspots for students starting Monday.

These buses will be parked in neighborhoods Monday through Thursday from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. to support student internet access. 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.

The school system has also 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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