Nevada City, Calif. June 13, 2018 – Visitors of the San Juan Ridge Community Library now have faster internet service, thanks to a partnership with Nevada County Community Library.

Nevada County Community Library is working through the State’s library partnership with the Corporation for Education Network Initiatives in California (CENIC) to provide high-speed connectivity to all Nevada County Community Libraries. Last year, the Madelyn Helling Library went online with the first connection and this week San Juan Ridge Community Library became the second library to gain access.

The CENIC broadband initiative is in alignment with Nevada County Community Library’s Strategic Plan priorities, which seek to provide equal access to the library and its resources, and to embrace technologies that improve libraries and empower communities.

Broadband Internet service is essential to the economic stability of Nevada County. This new service will provide San Juan Ridge residents with easier access to the Internet to search for jobs, find government and health resources, and engage in online educational opportunities including video streaming, and delivery of digital content to e-readers.

The Grass Valley Library, Truckee Library, Doris Foley Library and Penn Valley Library should go live with their connections by the end of June.