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County looking into computer upgrades

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Computer speeds may soon be upgraded at the Clay County Courthouse and Justice Center.

During a special meeting of the Clay County Commissioners Tuesday, Clay County Information Services Director Scott Hill presented a contract with Avenue Broadband Communications to upgrade the Internet system at both the courthouse and justice center.

"We have had Joink since before I started here about six years ago," Hill said. "A few weeks ago, representatives from Avenue approached us with a contract proposal which would be a better deal financially for the county."

Hill added the county is currently paying approximately $140-150 a month for Internet service with Joink, Terre Haute, whereas the offer from Avenue is $89.99 per month.

"The offer from Avenue would also provide better speeds," he said. "With Joink, we have a 7MB download speed and 768KB for uploads, and Avenue is offering 10MB download and 1MB upload speeds."

When asked if Joink would match the price offered by Avenue, Hill informed the commissioners he spoke to a Joink representative who said the best they could offer was about $120 per month for the same service the county is currently using.

"The contract with Avenue would be for three years at a deal that is financially better because it would save the county a little bit of money," Hill said. "Whether the service ends up better, we will have to wait and see."

The commissioners voted to approve the contract pending legal counsel review, but they did not sign it during the meeting to allow an amended version to be drawn up to reflect the actual date the beginning of the service.

Hill said he was told it would be a couple of weeks before Avenue would be able to make the switch at the courthouse and justice center, and it would take about 12 hours, at the most, to complete.

The next regular meeting of the Clay County Commissioners will be 9 a.m., Monday, June 1, in the Commissioners' Courtroom at the Clay County Courthouse.

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What about WATER upgrades!!!!!!

-- Posted by clgruener on Wed, May 27, 2009, at 7:49 AM

I'm really getting tired of hearing about the CCJC and all the money that is spent on it. I still havn't seen the Batman light in the sky yet.... I mean come on..really, Brazil didn't need such an elaborate building for law breakers, the city went beyond its means on this one. I thought this was suppose to create funds for the city, so far all it has done is cost the city. The city needs to worry about the real problems, like the water system !!!!

-- Posted by Inqtono15 on Wed, May 27, 2009, at 1:16 PM

The last time I checked Clay County Justice Center included all of clay county, not the City of Brazil only...What does the cities water woes have to do with the Justice Center?? I am damn tired of the citizens of this community complaining constantly. We can raise water rates, we can raise taxes, we can have the most up to date systems in the country, but YOU ARE GOING TO PAY... However that will give you one more thing to complain about. My suggestion to those of you so eager to complain and criticize; is move, the grass is always greener on the other side of the fence.

-- Posted by lucky on Wed, May 27, 2009, at 2:41 PM

lucky ~

thank you for your comments ~ CCJC houses many inmates for other counties plus the federal government to pay for "such an elaborate" building; trustee inmates are utilized for a great deal of the upkeep of the building & grounds; the internet is utilized in a variety of ways at CCJC ~ stop complaining people; CCJC is great for the county employing many residents. CCJC has absolutely nothing to do with water rates; they are on the same boil order that everyone else goes on when something happens to the water system.

-- Posted by karebabe on Wed, May 27, 2009, at 3:29 PM

Well all I gotta say is GOOD LUCK I have had Avenue Broadband for 3 months and I have yet to get the 10MB download and 1MB Up, Hell my internet phone still doesnt work yet.....but they do come by when I complain and tell me they arent sure what is wrong and there is nothing they can do. I would be interested to know if it works for the county so I could call and complain some more...

-- Posted by SimpleIsBetter on Wed, May 27, 2009, at 4:18 PM

That is a great choice. I have had Avenue Broadband Internet and phone service for 3 months and I have never had a single problem with it. My 10MB is wonderful and my phone works great. I think this is a great move for the county.

-- Posted by mickey94 on Thu, May 28, 2009, at 10:53 AM

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