Testimonials
Community Technology Advisors provide independent community broadband education across the state through the Connected Community Engagement Program by working in the best interest of communities.
Linda Satallone, City of Fairfield, Iowa
Contact

Connected Nation
+1 877 846 7710
[email protected]

Connected Community Assessment

In an effort to improve broadband access, adoption, and use, our community is participating in Connected Nation’s Connected Community program. This project will assess the current status of technology access, adoption, and use in our area so we can develop a Technology Action Plan to improve the quality of life and economic potential in our community.

Your answers to the survey questions are critical and will be combined with others to identify the current need for improved internet access and support in our community.  This information will then be used to develop effective action plans with local broadband providers and other contributing organizations to improve technology and internet service and support in our community.

Several surveys have been developed that are designed to capture data from the many sectors of our community. Please examine the survey descriptions below and choose the survey that best fits your role in our community. You may find, however, that you fit the description of multiple surveys. For example, you are a resident and also operate a small business. Or, you are a resident and you are also the IT director of a local elementary school. If you find yourself fitting more than one description, please complete the appropriate surveys from each of your perspectives. Please only complete those surveys that best fit your role(s) in the community.

 

— For Households —

 

Residents Click Here: Any resident of the community aged 18 years or older representing a head or co-head of a household. One response per household please.

 

— For Businesses —

 

Agriculture Producers Click Here: Any agricultural production operation including crops, livestock, etc. Does not include value-added agriculture industries, farmers markets, and similar. Respondent should be the person most familiar with the operation’s use of technology. One response per operation.

 

 

Healthcare Facilities Click Here: Any healthcare facility including hospitals, doctor’s offices, urgent care facilities, rehabilitation centers, labs, assisted living, and similar. Respondent should be the person most familiar with the facility’s use of technology. One response per facility.

 

 

All Other Businesses Click Here: Any business establishment other than agriculture producers and healthcare facilities. Respondent should be the person most familiar with the business’ use of technology or the owner. One response per business establishment.

 

— For Institutions and Organizations —

 

Higher Education Click Here: Any post-secondary institution including community colleges, technical schools, traditional public and private colleges/universities, and similar. This survey asks for data on a wide array of topics including connectivity, online curriculum, and digital communications policies. Respondent should be the person at the institution with connections to relevant subject matter experts that can provide the necessary information. One response per institution.

 

 

Libraries Click Here: All libraries (individual libraries within districts) and organizations in the community. Respondent should be the person most familiar with the library and organization’s use of technology, connectivity, training, and digital communication. One response per library or organization.

 

 

Local Governments Click Here: Any local municipality located within the community (i.e. cities, villages, towns, and the county, etc.). Respondent should be the person most familiar with the municipality’s use of technology, connectivity, website, and digital communication. One response per municipality.

 

 

K-12 Education Click Here: Any primary or secondary educational institution, private or public. Schools within a district should respond individually. This survey asks for data on a wide array of topics including connectivity, online curriculum, and digital communications policies. Respondent should be the person at the institution with connections to relevant subject matter experts that can provide the necessary information. One response per institution.

 

 

Public Safety Click Here: Any public safety agency in the community including law enforcement, fire and rescue, emergency services, and similar. Respondent should be the person most familiar with the agency’s connectivity, digital communication, and website. One response per agency.