In an effort to determine how high-speed broadband Internet access might be extended to underserved parts of Albemarle County, county officials created a Broadband Task Force in October. The task force is trying to identify and analyze demand. A survey has been created for citizens to weigh-in on their broadband desires. It is critical that all county residents and business owners, particularly those in rural areas, participate in the survey in order to establish important baseline data.
The survey is available on-line at www.wired.virginia.gov/broadband/broadband-survey. For citizens with limited access to the Internet, a physical copy of this survey will be distributed at various locations.
Additionally, citizens may check the speed of their current Internet connection by visiting www.albemarle.org/upload/images/webapps/broadband/.
The task force will be collecting and analyzing survey responses through June. A findings report with next steps will be published in July.
For more information about the Broadband Task Force, visit www.albemarle.org/broadband.