Jackson County residents asked to share their internet needs for countywide plan to improve broadband access, speeds
From recipe tips to connecting with grandma,
local households need access to broadband this holiday season
Jackson County, Okla. (November 21, 2023) – The holiday season is here and for many people that means searching for a great bargain on Christmas gifts or finding a solution to why the turkey is still frozen hours after putting it in the oven.
The only problem is that some Jackson County residents don’t have access to broadband (high-speed internet) that they’ll need to ring in 2024 with cheer.
That’s why the Jackson County Broadband Committee is asking local residents to share their internet needs by filling out a 10-minute survey at this link: https://bit.ly/JacksonCoOklaSurveys.
The committee, working in partnership with Connected Nation (CN), will use residents’ input to develop a Technology Action Plan that addresses the unique internet needs of Jackson County – from improving speeds to finding more affordable internet solutions.
“Residents who take part in these surveys will help shape how the Technology Action Plan is written and provide guidance on areas that need better and more affordable internet connections,” said Molly Weiner, Director, Local & Regional Planning, CN. “Essentially, it’s critical for as many households as possible to provide input because that information will inform how Jackson County tackles the issue of connectivity and digital equity across the area. Don’t be left out.”
About Connected Nation: The national nonprofit’s 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. Learn more at connectednation.org