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‘Vital survey’ for residents needing better broadband access

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DOUGLAS COUNTY, WI-- If 2020 has proved anything, it's that the internet has been an essential part of our everyday lives.

From business work to school work, to socializing, and more, we use internet services for many things, so what areas could use improvement?

"If both parents are working from home and all your kids are learning from home, and you have a slow internet connection nothing is going to get done," said IT Administrator at Discover PC. Net, Travus Elm.

Douglas County Officials and Northwest Regional Planning Commission are hoping a county-wide internet survey will help them figure out what areas need better broadband access.

"One of the questions would be, are you satisfied? Do you like your internet provider?"

The survey also asks Douglas County residents where internet service exists, the quality of that service, learn how businesses are using it, and the cost of broadband.

Elm adds the survey is vital for the future and could save you a trip o money.

"One of the benefits of filling this out is that the less likely of having to bring something in for, hey I think my computer has a problem but really it's the internet connection or stability connection."

Superior Mayor Jim Paine also launched a similar initiative Tuesday, the Superior Broadband Survey.

"The more information we have the better we can craft a program that serves everybody," said Mayor Paine.

If you want to take the Superior survey click here.

If you want to take NWRPC's survey click here.

Lyanne Valdez

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