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DCSS network overhauled for more technology

Darius Johnson Darius Johnson
Dougherty County school system's new computer network is ready to launch.

It's the first step in implementing the one to one technology initiative which will give every student access to a tablet.

For the past three months, IT employees have been setting up and testing the network at this Proof of Concept lab at the Isabella Complex.

"This is key. If we don't get this infrastructure in place, one to one will never happen in Dougherty County. We've got to have this infrastructure in place to handle these thousands and thousands of devices that are going to hit our network," said Darius Johnson, the interim IT director for DCSS.

Beginning Wednesday, workers will move the network to its permanent location at the administration building.

A backup network will be set up at an undisclosed location. Officials plan to switch over to the new network sometime in early November.

The total project costs about $6 million.

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