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Bannock County conducting internet speed survey, plans to improve broadband infrastructure

by | Nov 29, 2021 | Commissioner Press Releases, Highlights

BANNOCK COUNTY, Idaho – The Bannock County Commissioners are asking residents for their help to expand broadband access in the County by taking a short survey.

The survey will determine what areas in Bannock County have inadequate internet access and speeds.

In order to gather the most useful data, the Commissioners ask that residents take the survey from their home or place of business while connected to WiFi or hard-wired internet, rather than cellular data.

The Commissioners especially hope residents and business owners outside of Pocatello and Chubbuck city limits will participate in the survey.

“We are specifically looking for residents from the Buckskin area to the Robin area because those locations would benefit most from enhanced internet access,” said Commissioner Jeff Hough.

The information gathered from the survey will be used to guide investment of funds from the Idaho Broadband Grant Program or the American Rescue Plan Act, which can be used for broadband infrastructure.

“Investing in this infrastructure will help us be more attractive to businesses and future growth by providing state-of-the-art internet access,” Hough said.

Residents have until Dec. 17, 2021 to participate in the broadband survey.

Take the survey by clicking here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/YFSSXKT

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