SALISBURY, Md. - Senator Mikulski was also in Salisbury Thursday to make a big announcement for Wor-Wic Community College. They will be among the first sites to bring high-speed internet to their campus, for students to access.
"The main benefit that we're going to see to students is the capability to deliver more of the services additionally that we have offered on campus, to those students that want that more flexible delivery mechanism," said Trevor Jones, Dean of Occupational Education.
Officials say online classes are more in demand now, so the new broadband network will allow students to access school resources from home. Officials also say this will be a great attraction for current and future businesses.
"It increases the efficiency and productive capacity of businesses that are already here, which means they have more resources to expand. It also means they can offer their service at lower cost, which will also help them expand," said Milton Morris, Workforce Director for the Tri-County Council.
Officials say this initiative will support 800 construction jobs to build the network, 200 of those on the Eastern Shore.