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Houston County and Dothan City to Fix Damaged Wire

By: Deanna Bettineschi Email
By: Deanna Bettineschi Email

This will allow the two to communicate faster, and without problems.

A cable downtown was found to be the culprit for communication problems.
This cable transmitted data and information between the Houston County courthouse, and the administration building for the city.
But officials became suspicious when communication functions stopped working properly.

“We've been having a problem with the wire between the courthouse and the admin building and it’s not enabling some switches they got to work.” Houston County chairman Mark Culver said.

Knowing how important constant communication is between these offices, the county and city came up with a plan.

“We've made an offer with the city and they agreed if we buy the new fiber then they will install it. It’s going to be a five thousand dollar cost for us.” Culver said.

A cost that culver says is well worth it.
“Hopefully it will increase the speed of operation, enable some switches or outlets to operate and allow us to control those outlets we are not able to control now.”

They county will be able to absorb the cost, and won’t have to make a budget amendment.
Culver hopes to see the new cable wiring approved next week.
If it gets approved they will issue a purchase order for the new fiber cable.


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