TALLADEGA, Alabama – Google is not only building a $600 million data center in Alabama, but the internet giant is also helping some school kids in a small Talladega County town get their homework done.
This morning, Google announced the launch of its Rolling Study Halls program in Munford, a community with around 1,200 residents. The initiative brings Wi-Fi to students with long commutes in 16 communities across the country.
Google provides each school district with Wi-Fi though fully functional school buses, computers, and onboard educators for the buses. The company says the program helps students reclaim more than 1.5 million hours of learning time that would otherwise be lost during long bus commutes.
“It’s important for students everywhere to have access to the tools they need to learn every day,” said Alex Sanchez, a spokesperson for Google.