ATTENTION: Residents and Businesses in Cabell, Lincoln, Logan, Mason, Mingo, and Wayne Counties
Please take a few minutes to complete the Residential and/or Business Broadband (high-speed) Internet survey by clicking on one of the buttons below.
What IS Broadband?
Broadband or high-speed Internet access allows users to access the Internet and Internet-related services at significantly higher speeds than those available through “dial-up” Internet access services. Broadband is recognized as critical infrastructure to our area's future. The Region II Planning and Development Council is working with the State to assess and develop a regional broadband strategic plan for the six-county area.
Why is IT Important?
High speed Internet is important because it allows you to access the Internet and Internet-related services much faster than dial-up. The Internet is fast becoming a necessity to everyday life, and just as important and critical as road and highway infrastructure, electricity, and other essential utilities and services.
By completing our survey, you will be providing us with specific information about Broadband service, accessibility, reliability, speed, and usage. This will provide an accurate picture of Broadband in our region.
If you are unable to take the survey online, please download a .pdf version of the survey, print it out and complete a paper-based survey provided in the links below:
The Region II Planning and Development Council of West Virginia is working in a concerted effort with the Regional Broadband Planning Team members to help identify the need for robust, reliable, and affordable broadband high-speed Internet access for the region. The Region II Council and the RBPT’s efforts are a part of West Virginia’s larger initiative to develop a state-wide broadband strategic plan.
The RBPT’s goals include:
Conduct a broadband needs assessment, and
Develop a broadband strategic plan
To accomplish these goals, part of the process will include the release of a residential and business survey to the communities in Cabell, Lincoln, Logan, Mason, Mingo, and Wayne counties. By participating in the survey study, the citizens will be able to provide important, relevant, and anecdotal information about the availability, or lack of, high-speed Internet access.
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