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Beaufort County libraries upgrade Wi-Fi

BEAUFORT CO., SC (WTOC) -

Beaufort County librarys are using a federal grant to support a wireless network upgrade.

The upgraded Wi-Fi is now available at five of the Beaufort County Library System's branches.

Library Director Ray McBride said the new network is four times the speed of their last network.

"We can have nearly 50 iPads or cell phones at each branch going simultaneously, without any degradation of speed, that's both upload and download speeds. So it just makes it much more user friendly for the public,” said McBride.

The upgrade costs the library about $700 per month, but is free for the public to use. 

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