Recently, Governor Brian P. Kemp announced a donation from AT&T to the Georgia Department of Education, Foundation for Public Education. The donation will be used to deploy 448 Wi-Fi Rangers to 36 school districts, filling the internet connectivity gap for thousands of students in rural areas. Brooks County Schools was one of the 36 school districts in Georgia to receive the Wi-Fi Rangers. AT&T’s donation includes two free months of service for each device. Additional grant funding was applied to extend the impact of the initiative to an additional three months of service for each device. The Wi-Fi Rangers have a radius of a half mile from each location. Families may drive to a spot close to where one of the Rangers is located. Wi-Fi will be available to students from June 1 through Oct 1 to help support their digital learning needs.
The school district has identified eight locations for the Wi-Fi Rangers. They will be located at the following locations: Morris & Norman Drive (Housing Authority); W. Rountree St. - Former BCS Bus Shop; W. Screven St. & Baker Rd in Quitman; 308 S. Lee St. - Quitman Police Station; Troupeville Rd. & Valdosta Hwy. - Lee & Pickles Drug Store; Main St. & 1st Street (Adel Hwy) - Steve's Forklifts in Morven; 2027 E. Main St. - Coastal Plains Farmers Co-Op in Barwick; Snow Ave. & Hickory Head Rd. - Dixie