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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Wednesday, January 13, 2010
Romeo Liwanag, IT Supervisor, 360-786-5444

Maintenance Work Will Interrupt County Internet / I. T. Services

OLYMPIA – A planned network outage will shut down Thurston County ’s web site and will also interrupt some other services this coming weekend.

Thurston County Central Services Information Technology (IT) is reconfiguring the main network room and the first part of this major project is scheduled to start at 8am Saturday morning, January 16th. This work is set to run through the holiday weekend, January 16th - 18th.

Data network services including the Internet site, email and other services will be down throughout county facilities. Telephone services to and from the main courthouse campus will be limited. Phone services for remote facilities will be down except for the Family Justice Center (FJC). The public will be able to call in to FJC. IT staff will prioritize the network restoration and the goal is to have the critical infrastructure and systems up and running by Saturday evening. IT staff plans to work on Sunday, Jan 17th, 8am-5pm, to finish restoring systems not completed Saturday. The first phase of the project is scheduled to be completed by Monday, Jan 18th at the very latest.

The goal of the project is to accommodate integration of some new equipment and to assist with energy efficiency.

County Commissioners:

Carolina Mejia
District 1

Gary Edwards
District 2

Tye Menser
District 3