JONESBORO Wireless Internet is coming to the Harold R. Banke Justice Center in the new year.
The Clayton County Board of Commissioners voted unanimously Tuesday to purchase a wi-fi Internet system for the justice center, which currently has limited wireless Internet access available in only a small handful of courtrooms.
The system will cost $51,480 to provide wi-fi access points in the justice center. Clayton County Information Technology Director Brett Lavender told commissioners there will be two networks set up in the justice center. One will be a private network for county employees and the other will be a public network for residents and lawyers, he said.
“This is an actual, certified wireless system for the justice center so there will be 100 percent wireless coverage,” Lavender said. “It will allow for personal devices and county wireless devices to connect to the Internet.”
Lavender also said the new wireless system will not replace any existing systems already in place at the justice center. Norcross-based Softchoice Optimus Solutions received the contract to install the network in the courthouse.
Other contracts awarded by the commission Tuesday include:
• $72,091.22 to East Point-based Contract Business Interiors, to furnish and equip the Wole Ralph Recreation Center in Lovejoy.
• $46,892.08 to Contract Business Interiors, to furnish and equip the new Southwest Lovejoy Police Precint.
• $565,453.42 to Marietta-based Baldwin Paving Company, to be the contractor for the realignment of Flat Shoals Road.