Library internet changes

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CHARLES CITY, IA – Those who frequent the Charles City Library to use their internet service may see a change in the sites you can and can’t visit.

That’s because they want to bump up their band width to increase internet speed while still being able to provide a free service to the public.

This year they applied for E-rate Universal Service funding but in order to receive these funds, the library has to meet certain criteria.

One criterion is having a filter in place.

“Part of the process of that is to have an internet safety policy that provides a filter to protect the safety of children against pornographic and other obscene images and so we do have that in place,” says Library Director Jill Gray.

The old filter consisted of staff monitoring what people were streaming.

Now their internet will be moving much more quickly for folks who rely on those library computers.

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