Wi-fi is coming to a Magnolia Room near you.
The county Building and Grounds Committee has approved the placement of a wireless internet connection in that room at Warren County Administrative Offices, a request of UT Agriculture Extension office director Hilda Lytle.
“Our regional office is in Nashville and they have access to a wi-fi box,” said Lytle. “We would like to put it in the Magnolia Room. It will drop from the ceiling in the middle of the room so it would pick up wherever. It would have cost about $600 but they have an extra one we can use.”
Installation will also be free and performed by the regional office IT person, Christina Martinez.
The local UT Extension Office regularly holds meetings and educational sessions in that room, said Lytle, and wireless internet would be a benefit.
Being in a public building, the service will be available to the community with a guest password made available to visitors.
Future consideration could be made to adding wi-fi in the early voting room, another area used to hold meetings, but a second free box is not available.
Committee members unanimously approved wi-fi installation, which should be done in the next week or so.