Facebook plans another data center in central Oregon



PRINEVILLE, Ore. — The social media giant Facebook has announced plans for a third data center on its central Oregon property. 

The newest structure will be a “cold storage” computer server center, where media not needed immediately by users will be held. The center will keep photos, videos and posts not needed everyday.

Facebook says it will use less electricity than its two other data centers at Prineville.

Earlier in the week, Facebook donated over $180,000 to Crook County High School and Crook County Foundation, according to television station KTVZ. The foundation supports technology education and economic development.