Keeping Cobb connected to the internet
During the summer break, many Cobb families are looking to keep educational opportunities open for their children and get them connected to the internet.
Cobb County participates in various programs and teams with partner groups to ensure those who need access to the digital world can get it.
The Cobb Library System has many programs designed to bring access to the internet and computing power to those who need it.
Those programs include:
- Chromebooks to check out for three weeks at a time
- Hotspots that can be checked out to provide wireless internet service for seven days
- Access to Chromebooks, computers, and wifi internet service at Cobb Library branches
- Learning tablets for younger children available for checkout
For complete details on these programs and where to find your nearest library branch, please visit their webpage at this link.
Comcast also has programs available to help bring internet service to homes.
Internet Essentials is a program that helps get broadband coverage into homes that currently do not have internet service.
The program has connected a cumulative total of more than 10 million people to the power of the Internet at home.
Comcast has also started a program called Project UP that aims to connect people to the digital world and encourage entrepreneurship. Click the link for more details.
Many of Comcast's programs are eligible to customers through the Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP). To learn more visit: xfinity.com/acp.