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1,220 responses received from broadband survey

The Mathews County Broadband Advisory Board shared the results of its countywide broadband survey with the Mathews County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday. After hearing the report, supervisors took action on three requests from the advisory board. 

Chair Judy Rowe reported that 1,220 people had responded to the survey with the information needed. This represented 24 percent of tax addresses, 31 percent of occupied houses, or 21 percent of the total units in the county, she said, calling it “a fair response.”

The survey included not just private homeowners, but also home-based businesses, commercial businesses, farms, post offices, and museums, said Rowe.

Results showed that 70 percent of the respondents to the survey have cell phones and hot spots—devices that don’t support online homework or business needs, said Rowe.

Approximately half of those responding have cable, she said, some of whom were satisfied with their service. Another 9 percent had fixed...

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