Philadelphia Courts Ask for Wifi Service

They're ready to enter the 21st century.

Apparently Philadelphia’s courts are ready to enter the 21st century. They’re asking City Council for $729,000 to put wifi in all the district’s courtrooms — which doesn’t seem unreasonable since documents are already being filed electronically. CBS Philly reports:

“This isn’t just a request to keep up with the Joneses,” says Common Pleas Court President Judge Sheila Woods-Skipper.

“Our law clerks (would be) able to update the judges on a regular basis.  For the lawyers who come to court, it would enable them to access information and stop causing delays in the courtroom.”

The Criminal Justice Center, home to most of the district’s courtrooms, opened in 1994.