Broadband committee launches internet survey

The Ward County Broadband Committee has partnered with Connect Texas, a subsidiary of Connected Nation, kicked off the Connected Community Engagement effort Monday.
The organizations are asking residents, businesses, farmers, librarians, schools and other stakeholders to complain, compliment, and explain just how well their internet is or is not working, a news release said.
Taking part in the survey will help officials understand the status of broadband (high-speed internet) access, adoption, and use in Ward County. After an evaluation of the assessment, the organization develop appropriate action plans and projects to effectively and improve the broadband environment, the release said.
“This is so important to our community. With the increasing expansion of technology, we must have a strong internet connection in order to attract and support good quality businesses for our community,” Executive Director of the Monahans Chamber of Commerce Teresa Burnett said in the release.
“We want to hear from the families, businesses, and individuals in Ward County because they’re the ones using the internet daily,” she added. “They know what issues they may be having while using it for work, classes, or in other ways. They can share their own personal experiences to help us shape a plan to improve access for everyone in Ward County.”