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County makes technological improvements

December 18, 2012

Photo by Joseph Bell – Elk County Commissioner Daniel R. Freeburg, center, reads from the agenda Tuesday morning alongside fellow commissioners Janis E. Kemmer, right, and June H. Sorg.

The board of commissioners on Tuesday approved an accord by Zito Business for a fiber optic E-line connection between the North Central Pennsylvania Regional Planning and Development Commission and the Elk County Courthouse during a board meeting.
"We started this a little bit last year with a fiber optic cable running from the courthouse to the courthouse annex," said Jim Abbey, director of Elk County's IT/GIS department. "Previously, we were using a wireless signal between the buildings to connect our networks, then a wireless signal from here to North Central for our internet as the provider. We had a lot of disruptions because the weather can affect it, heavy snows, and at one time we actually had too much snow on a tree and when the branches bounced up and down it was interrupting the signal."

Elk County Board of Commissioners
Where: Elk County Courthouse Annex
When: Thursday, Dec. 27
Time: 10 a.m.
Note: This is a special meeting to adopt the 2012 county budget. The document has been on display for public viewing in the commissioners' office at the Elk County Courthouse Annex.

Casey Woodford serves during Ridgway volleyball practice earlier this week.
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