Clark County Libraries Will Receive Internet Upgrade
Thursday, February 6th, 2014 -- 8:11 am
Posted by Riley Hebert-News Director
-Slow Internet connections in nearly three-quarters of the state’s public libraries will speed up dramatically with a $4.2 million federal E-rate investment in fiber broadband connectivity.
Planning for the library fiber upgrade has been underway since mid-2013 and is part of enhancing the state’s BadgerNet broadband network. The actual fiber installation will begin this April and should be completed for approximately 350 libraries by November. Libraries were selected for fiber upgrades based on need. Nearly all public libraries will receive an increase in capacity, often tripled, as part of the program upgrade.
Libraries for our area that will receive the upgrade include Abbotsford, Colby, Dorchester, Greenwood, Loyal, Neillsville, Owen and Thorp.