Achievement Award Program

Gigabit Libraries: Improving Connectivity

  • Achievement Award Program

    Gigabit Libraries: Improving Connectivity

    The Gigabit Libraries project was a large-scale collaborative partnership between LA County Library and LA County Internal Services Department (ISD) to implement network installation at all of the system’s 85 libraries to provide faster and more reliable wireless internet access to library customers. Prior to this project, many library locations had 12-year-old wireless access points and legacy wiring in the buildings, making internet connectivity limited to 20-30 megabits per second (Mbps), when most residential accounts perform at 100 MB per second. Installing new network cables and running new circuits allows the Library to connect to the California Research and Education Network (CalREN), a high-capacity network that serves a vast majority of research and education institutions in California. The project began in 2018 and was fully completed in 2021, increasing connectivity speed at all libraries up to 1 gigabit per second (Gbps). This project has not only improved service to many customers who are negatively impacted by the digital divide and rely on the library for internet and computer access, but also laid the foundation necessary for other innovative technology projects on the horizon that will improve how the Library services its communities. County Los Angeles County, Calif. Featured Resources Announcing 2022 Achievement Award Winners Achievement Award Category Libraries
    Gigabit Libraries: Improving Connectivity
    May 1, 2022
    May 1, 2022, 12:00 am
2022 NACo Achievement Award Winner
Gigabit Libraries: Improving Connectivity
Los Angeles County, Calif.

About the Program

CATEGORY: Libraries
YEAR: 2022
The Gigabit Libraries project was a large-scale collaborative partnership between LA County Library and LA County Internal Services Department (ISD) to implement network installation at all of the system’s 85 libraries to provide faster and more reliable wireless internet access to library customers. Prior to this project, many library locations had 12-year-old wireless access points and legacy wiring in the buildings, making internet connectivity limited to 20-30 megabits per second (Mbps), when most residential accounts perform at 100 MB per second. Installing new network cables and running new circuits allows the Library to connect to the California Research and Education Network (CalREN), a high-capacity network that serves a vast majority of research and education institutions in California. The project began in 2018 and was fully completed in 2021, increasing connectivity speed at all libraries up to 1 gigabit per second (Gbps). This project has not only improved service to many customers who are negatively impacted by the digital divide and rely on the library for internet and computer access, but also laid the foundation necessary for other innovative technology projects on the horizon that will improve how the Library services its communities.
The Gigabit Libraries project was a large-scale collaborative partnership between LA County Library and LA County Internal Services Department (ISD) to implement network installation at all of the system’s 85 libraries to provide faster and more reliable wireless internet access to library customers. Prior to this project, many library locations had 12-year-old wireless access points and legacy wiring in the buildings, making internet connectivity limited to 20-30 megabits per second (Mbps), when most residential accounts perform at 100 MB per second. Installing new network cables and running new circuits allows the Library to connect to the California Research and Education Network (CalREN), a high-capacity network that serves a vast majority of research and education institutions in California. The project began in 2018 and was fully completed in 2021, increasing connectivity speed at all libraries up to 1 gigabit per second (Gbps). This project has not only improved service to many customers who are negatively impacted by the digital divide and rely on the library for internet and computer access, but also laid the foundation necessary for other innovative technology projects on the horizon that will improve how the Library services its communities. County Los Angeles County, Calif. Featured Resources Announcing 2022 Achievement Award Winners Achievement Award Category Libraries
  • page

    <h3><strong>Counties Matter in Human Services</strong></h3>

  • Basic page

    Human Services & Education Steering Committee

    All matters pertaining to children’s issues, foster care,  public assistance and income support, services to senior citizens and individuals with disabilities, immigration policy, social services, and elementary, secondary and post-secondary education. Policy Platform & Resolutions 2022-2023 2022 NACo Legislative Priorities
    page

    <p>All matters pertaining to children&rsquo;s issues, foster care,&nbsp; public assistance and income support, services to senior citizens and individuals with disabilities, immigration policy, social services, and elementary,

More From