Would-be jurors now get free WIFI

July 8, 2009 9:19:16 AM PDT
Today's universal tech boom has given way to 'digital dependence.' Harris County citizens are no different when it comes to relying on digital connection. In a move bridging a major digital divide and potentially improving attendance to jury service, Harris County District Clerk Loren Jackson announced public wireless Internet in the Harris County Jury Assembly Room. As of today, people summoned to jury service can bring their laptop, PDA or other wireless-ready device to access filtered, wireless Internet while waiting their turn in the jury selection process.

"Jury service is crucial to the judicial system of Harris County," said Jackson. "We are doing our part to make it more convenient for our citizens to show up when they're summoned. Providing them with free WIFI enables them to stay connected to their family and their work."

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