MONTICELLO, NY (July 20, 2015) – Sullivan County is pleased to announce that a new WiFi network is now available to the public during normal business hours at the Government Center in Monticello, NY and the Adult Care Center (“ACC”) in Liberty, NY.
Dubbed “SC_Digital_Inclusion,” the WiFi network will provide a fast Internet connection from portable devices completely free of charge.
Advancing the Legislature’s commitment to creating a connected community, the County’s Department of Management Information Systems will roll out additional connection points to other publically owned and accessed County buildings in the near future.
“I am so pleased with county staff’s efforts to propel Sullivan County into the 21st Century. It is imperative that we continually keep up with communication advancements and this is just one more small way this legislature is responding to the needs of staff and the community in general. The ability to connect to the internet in government owned facilities helps everyone stay in touch and keeps information flowing with greater ease, which is a very good thing” said Scott Samuelson, Chairman of the Sullivan County Legislature.
Broadband Internet access is a critically important service that all residents should have access to. However, access is not universally available to everyone in Sullivan County. As the County continues to explore potential funding sources and available options to assist in the deployment of broadband to its businesses and residences, we are pleased to be able to bridge the digital divide and provide wireless broadband to the public while they are conducting business at the Government Center or visiting a loved one at the Adult Care Center.
“I am so happy that WiFi service has come to fruition here at the Government Center and the ACC for our visiting public’s use. Our world has become so technologically advanced and WiFi service has become such an important part of everyday life,” said Jonathan Rouis, Chairman of the Management & Budget Committee and District 4 Legislator.
“It is with great joy that the Full Board passed a Resolution that has made it possible for the public who come into the Government Center to stay Connected! The Public can continue to do business on the internet while in the halls of the County Seat. We are setting an example that we believe this to be important to all who enter here and we will strive to expand this in the future to all who are in Sullivan County,” Kitty Vetter Sullivan County Legislator District 3
SC_Digital_Inclusion users will be required to comply with the County’s Public Wireless Internet Access Acceptable Use Policy when they connect to this network. While this service is intended to be available during the normal operating hours of the County, the County cannot guarantee that wireless service will be available at any specific time, nor can the County guarantee internet speeds or quality of the connection. Also, printing is not available over this wireless network via the County’s printers.
“I would like to thank Lorne Green, Chief Information Officer and his staff in the MIS Department for all of their hard work in bringing the WiFi network to our County Government Center and the Adult Care Center,” said Joshua Potosek, Sullivan County Manager.
For further information contact the Sullivan County Management Information Systems Department at 845-807-0110.