Foard County Broadband Committee seeking feedback from local community

Foard County, Texas (May 3, 2022) – The Foard County Broadband Committee is urging the local community to participate in a survey about internet connectivity. Foard County residents, business owners, ranchers, ag-producers, first responders, community institutions, and healthcare officials are invited to participate in a 10-minute survey designed to assess internet needs and uses throughout the county. Residents can complete the survey in every category that applies to them or their organization. Survey data will contribute to a community action plan tailored to the unique connectivity needs of the county. The plan will leverage community resources and identify solutions for improving internet connectivity for families, businesses, and community organizations.

Residents and businesses are encouraged to participate in this brief survey before May 20, the survey can be accessed by visiting this link: https://myconnectedcommunity.org/foard-county/

“We have been reaching out to Foard County residents to complete our internet surveys for about a month now, but we still need a lot more participation,” said Broadband Solutions Manager, Catherine Krantz. “Without good data community stakeholders can’t make the right decisions and that is especially important for Foard County. The current FCC data maps for Foard County show that the entire Country has internet coverage at 100 mbps speed, but we know that is not true. This survey will help us get better data to truly understand what needs to be done to improve internet connectivity in the region, and we really appreciate everyone’s participation!”

The project is funded by the Priddy Foundation, headquartered in Wichita Falls, and completed in partnership with Connected Nation Texas (CN Texas). The program leverages CN Texas’ Connected Community Engagement Program, also referred to as Connected. The program has been used in more than 650 communities. It analyzes data collected from local residents, businesses and other stakeholders to develop community-specific Technology Action Plans. 

To learn more about the Connected Community Engagement Program, visit: https://connectednation.hatfield.marketing/connect-my-community/

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About Connected Nation Texas: CN Texas is the statewide subsidiary of the national nonprofit Connected Nation. Our mission is to improve lives by providing innovative solutions that expand access to and increase the adoption and use of broadband (high-speed internet) and its related technologies for all people. Everyone belongs in a Connected Nation.

Connected Nation works with consumers, local community leaders, states, technology providers, and foundations to develop and implement technology expansion programs with core competencies centered on a mission to improve digital inclusion for people and places previously underserved or overlooked. For more information, please visit: connectednation.hatfield.marketing and follow Connected Nation on Facebook and Twitter.

About the Priddy Foundation: The mission of the Priddy Foundation is dedicated to the support of programs in human services, education, the arts, and health, which offer significant potential for individual development and community improvement throughout Northern Texas and Southern Oklahoma. More information can be found at: https://priddyfdn.org/

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