County extends mask order, hears economic development project

Robertson County Judge Charles Ellison extends the COVID-19 mask order for all unincorporated areas of Robertson County. DENNIS PHILLIPS | ROBERTSON COUNTY NEWS

County extends mask order, hears economic development project

The Robertson County Commissioners tackled a large agenda this past Tuesday afternoon at the regularly scheduled meeting. Michael Parks, representing the Brazos Valley Council of Governments presented an IT (Information Technology) plan for the new jail and sheriff’s building that is nearing completion.

“We have built and finished a fiber optic internet backbone that runs right through Franklin from Calvert that is 100 gigabit,” said Parks. Due to the public health of the jail inmates as well as 9-1-1 operations, data transfer, as well as phone communication, is not only crucial, but it’s also the law that these two operations not fail.

“The fiver is now available to connect the courthouse as well as local businesses,” according to Parks. BVCOG looked at both the issues of internet connectivity as well as phone service in the form of Voice Over Internet Protocols (VoIP service) that utilizes an internet connection to operate a landline or hard-wired telephone.



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