North Central Kansas Libraries System, a 12-county system of cooperating libraries, will sponsor a community meeting from 6 to 8:30 p.m. April 19 at Peabody Township Library to inform the community about Internet broadband access.
Internet broadband access is important to communities trying to grow, and attract and retain businesses. Residents’ and businesses’ access to the Internet at broadband high speeds is crucial to a community like Peabody for growing its economic base and strengthening its tax revenues.
However, Peabody and many other communities are underserved by the companies that provide Internet access.
Libraries in communities across the state have traditionally provided assistance by supplying computers and broadband connections to the public. However, in recent years increased demand and changes in funding for library broadband have created a need for a community response.
Residents, students, community leaders, and business owners are invited to the Ann Potter room at Peabody Township Library April 19 for an evening of information and discussion on the future of broadband access for the community.
Beginning at 6 p.m., a light supper will be served followed by discussion of the broadband issue promptly at 6:30.
For more information, contact librarian Roger Charles at (620) 983-2972.