WBC Survey Will Map Gaps In Broadband

WBC Survey Will Map Gaps In Broadband

The Wyoming Business Council is asking residents in all areas of the state except for the northwest and southeast to participate in an online-survey that will attempt to find the areas that could benefit from better broadband Internet service.

The initiative is called LinkWYOMING and was funded by a 2009 federal grant that was intended to map broadband Internet use to locate the needs of Wyoming's health care organizations, businesses and the general public, according to a media release from the WBC.

Data from the survey will be used to map locations where there are gaps in broadband service. It takes just ten minutes to complete and must be completed by Feb. 28. Those taking the survey can choose to have their mapped information remain anonymous if they so desire. For more information, for anyone with questions or looking to take the survey. To Take the Survey click www.linkwyoming.org. Or for those with questions contact Melinda Johnson at 307.674.1696

The grant in the amount of 1.8 million was received in November of 2009 to fund the first two years of the state project. The state then received an additional $2.38 million in September 2010 to fund the next three years of the five-year project. The Business Council works for business growth in Wyoming, and this initiative works toward that goal, according to the release.

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