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Digital Upgrades Speed Up Adams County, Pa.

August 27, 2014 By Mark Walters, McClatchy News Service

Adams County's IT staff is continuing a $680,000 digital infrastructure upgrade that will bring the county out of its roughly seven-year technological lag.

For the fiber optics and software, the county paid $330,000, roughly $30,000 less than it had budgeted, said Marty Qually, Adams County commissioner.

The county was able to benefit from different upgrades and additions in the contract because the company, Link Computer Corporation, really wanted to work with Adams County, Qually said.

With the courthouse's fiber optic cables already in place, the network's new virtual desktop hardware will be installed in the coming months, said Steve Scherm, IT director for Adams County.

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