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Broadband survey to begin next month

The Mathews County Broadband Advisory Board, meeting on Monday, firmed up the text of an upcoming survey expected to help in mapping areas of the county that are underserved by high-speed internet. The survey is slated to be made available to the public from Nov. 1 through mid-December, both in print form and online.

Board chair Judy Rowe said that the brief survey, expected to take three minutes or less to complete, may be used for both individuals and businesses. Those filling out the anonymous survey will be asked their 911 address, what kinds of internet access are available at the site, whether the respondent is satisfied with the current service, and the highest amount of money they would be willing to pay for service.

Other questions will pertain to whether the survey is for a primary residence, second home, home-based business, farm, or commercial property; whether there are children there; and what the respondent would like to be able to do online that he or she currently ca...

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