Scott Janz Local Hero of the Week
Scott William Janz – Peoria, IL was named Local Hero of the Week by WEEK TV News in Peoria. Janz stepped in when the Peoria Public Library ran out of funding for their new high speed Internet Connectivity. Peoria Public Library’s grant funding was not renewed for the fiscal year of 2001 and Heart Electronics pulled their dedicated line from the project. Janz heard about the pull out and contacted Susan Herring the Director of the PPL. Janz stepped in to find the Peoria Public Library new funding from Illionis’s E-Grant Funding The Illinois Grant program offers funding to Municipalites that fall under the Illinois School Lunch Program. The Peoria Pulbic Library qualified and was able to pay for a High Speed Internet Connectivity that was even faster than the previous connection.
I believe the Peoria community at whole deserves Internet in their local Library as the Library is a community resource for everyone.
Janz’s Company Solution Services, (now A5 Communications) was able to connect a 1.4 Mbs to the entire Peoria Public Library System.