County library to get upgrade on network speeds

Kids use the computers during the celebration at the San Benito County Free Library.

San Benito County supervisors Tuesday approved a contract with a provider of high-speed network speeds at the library.
With help from a grant, the San Benito County Free Library will enter into a contract for high-speed broadband fiber services.
It will end up costing $145 a month, with the current cost at about $70. While the approval Tuesday sets the stage for a connection upgrade, county library officials are also working on obtaining a grant for an infrastructure overhaul.
The agreement runs through July 2016. In the meantime, the county is pursuing grant funds to upgrade infrastructure that could include the wiring, computers, printers or access points in the system. Head Librarian Nora Conte commented to the board how the upgrade would put the county library’s connection level on par with the San Francisco library system.
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