State education officials have pulled the plug on a project described as the largest Internet expansion in Georgia school history. The $3.6 million for the Internet upgrade is part of a plan to bring all 180 school districts up to speed in an increasingly digital era. But someone forgot to add $3.6 million to an upcoming bond issue.
Faster-than-dial-up Internet access is available in virtually all of Georgia, according to a national map of broadband service. But some rural parts of the state – especially north, central and southwest Georgia – still need more service, according to broadband access advocates.