WARSAW — The Warsaw Community Public Library could get faster, cheaper internet in the future thanks to a little bit of luck and smooth negotiating, according to Joni Brookins, the library’s assistant director.
Brookins told the library board Monday, March 12, that the library belongs to a state consortium and that the state helps pay the library’s internet cost. The three-year contract with a company called E & A was up for re-negotiation and Brookins said other companies could also bid, causing some degree of uncertainty about the Warsaw library’s internet bill.
“They chose the same vendor, E & A, and they were able to negotiate, evidently, some really good rates because our costs are going down,” Brookins said.
To add to the good news, Brookins told the board that the library’s current bandwidth of 100 megabytes could be boosted to one gigabyte and still cost 32 percent less than the library is currently paying.
“We’re paying less and we get a huge pipe,” she said. “We’re all good on that.”
In other business, the board has chosen Wihebrink Landscape Management for its 2018 lawn and landscape maintenance. The board voted unanimously to approve the bid submitted by the Warsaw-based company.
Wihebrink, according to Director Ann Zydek, had done previous landscaping work for the library.
The library board is still researching the replacement of its limited use, limited application elevator.