The Effingham County 911 Board voted to switch their network from Consolidated Communications to INdigital. The switch will eventually lead to upgrades in the system, allowing for members of the public to call for emergency service in new ways such as text messages. On Tuesday, the Board authorized an agreement with INDigital to continue service as Consolidated leaves the 911 business. The change itself will come at no additional cost to county.
In other action, the Board approved the purchase of a new router for the price of $4,467.60. Jason Repking, of 911 IT, said that the current router is nearing the end of its lifespan and that it’s time to update. The purchase of the new router is in the budget.
The Board also approved a measure to pay a price hike of $50 for Tucker’s monthly accounting fee, bringing the price up to $500.