Kaufman County Broadband Committee seeking feedback from local community
Kaufman County, Texas (May 23, 2022) – The Kaufman County Broadband Committee, in partnership with Connected Nation Texas (CN Texas), is asking residents, business owners, ranchers, agriculture producers, first responders, community institutions, and health care officials to participate in a 10-minute survey designed to assess internet needs and usage throughout the community.
Survey data collected throughout the engagement will be used to create a technology action plan tailored to the unique connectivity needs of the county. The plan will be developed by leveraging CN Texas’ Connected Community Engagement Program, and will be shaped directly by survey feedback.
Residents and businesses are encouraged to share their feedback before June 30. The brief survey can be accessed here: https://connectednation.org/kaufman-county-texas/
“Rural Texans need better broadband,” said Susan H., Cottonwood resident. “My family lives on a county road in western Kaufman County. Even though we live less than an hour south of Dallas, our only internet access is via a cellular hot spot. I’ll do my part and take the CN Texas broadband survey. Please join me. Together, we’ll make a bigger impact to improve the broadband desert in our community.”
Kaufman County joins an ever-growing list of communities to partner with CN Texas across the Lone Star State. CN Texas has helped more than 50 communities build local broadband teams, map broadband assets, and create community action plans. The Kaufman County engagement is generously funded by The Meadows Foundation, headquartered in Dallas, Texas. The Meadows Foundation is “on a mission to improve the quality and circumstances of life for the people of Texas now and in the future.”
To learn more about the Connected Community Engagement Program, visit: https://connectednation.org/connect-my-community/
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About Connected Nation Texas: CN Texas is the statewide subsidiary of the national nonprofit Connected Nation. Its 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.org and follow Connected Nation on Facebook and Twitter.
About The Meadows Foundation: The Meadows Foundation was established in 1948 by Algur H. and Virginia Meadows to benefit and serve the people of Texas. For the last 74 years, the Foundation has provided $1.3 billion in funding for arts and culture, civic and public affairs, environment, education, health, and human services across the state. More information can be found at: https://www.mfi.org/