Are you frustrated by slow download speeds? Dead spots? The rising cost of Internet access? If so, come to the Library!
We're embarking on a major network upgrade to enhance the redundancy, security, speed and availability of online communications for our patrons.
- increasing the bandwidth of JCPL’s primary connection to the Internet by a factor of five, from 200 megabits per second (Mbps) to a full gigabit per second (Gbps);
- increasing the bandwidth of networks to its larger libraries from 30 to 100 Mbps and its smaller libraries from 10 to 50 Mbps; and
- increasing wireless access points across the system so that patrons can get fast, reliable access to the Internet from any point in any library.
The network expansion to the Library’s primary Internet connection will be implemented on Sunday, August 14 after the Library closes. Patrons will not have access to their online accounts, the Library’s catalog, or online resources from 5 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 14 to 9 a.m. on Monday, Aug. 15.
We planned the implementation to minimize potential disruption to our systems, and hopefully, everything will be back up on Monday, August 15. If not, we'll post updates to our website.
In August and September, we'll install additional wireless access points and expand bandwidth to our Belmar, Evergreen, and Standley Lake libraries. Expansion to remaining libraries will be completed by mid-2017.
These enhancements were made possible by the 2015 voter-approved increase in the Library's mill levy. It's allowing us to provide better, faster service to our patrons and ensure that they have quick and efficient access to whatever information they need, whenever they need it.
So, the next time you feel the need for speed, come to the Library!