Peabody committee to host town hall meeting on broadband


The Peabody Township Library board of directors has approved the formation of a Technology Advisory Com­mittee to watch over and advise the board on the expansion of technology at the public library.

The first members of the committee are Martin Sadow­sky, Debbie McSweeney, Dennis Riggs, McKenzie Ensminger and Zachary Preheim.

The first meeting will be at 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 27, at the library. The committee will discuss an upcoming broadband town hall meeting hosted by North Central Kansas Lib­raries in the Peabody Township Library. State legislators have already been invited to attend.

The town hall meeting is tentatively planned for 6 p.m., Tuesday, March 6.

The TAC also will discuss expanding the current bandwidth available through the library. The library faces a serious broadband dilemma in the immediate future, according to Ridger Charles, director.

Currently the library operates all six computers on a dedicated line that provides only 1.45 mbps of bandwidth. State library standards call for a library of this size to provide at least 4 mbps.

Charles said he has already started collecting possible considerations from available bandwidth sources.


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