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Technology team meeting
The county’s technology team met Wednesday.
They discussed ways that they can possibly get high speed Internet access throughout the county. A hard task, being that some of the county is so rural.
Present at the meeting were Supervisor Floyd Thomas, who led the meeting; County Administrator Percy Ashcraft; Eric Cunningham, assistant superintendent of schools; a person from the school’s IT department; Mike Finchum, head of the Planning department, J.P.Montague of the county’s IT department, Webmaster Karen Jenkins, Economic Development Director Gary Wilson; Lt. Mike Hall; representatives from Verizon, Comcast, and Metrocast; and some attorneys.
They came up with their top 3 goals:
1. Look at how they can connect all schools and county buildings Internetically (if that’s a word)
2. Look at how they can provide high-speed Internet access to the growth areas in the county (specifically around Route 1 and I-95).
3. Look at how to provide access to the more rural areas.
The next meeting will be April 22 at 3 p.m.