FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Gilpin and Clear Creek Counties Launch Broadband Initiative
Residents and Businesses Asked to Take Survey
Kickoff Meeting Dec. 14th
Dec. 2, 2016 – Clear Creek County Communications, Colo. – Gilpin and Clear Creek Counties are working with Neo Connect to begin their joint Broadband development initiative, and we want your help. While much of the nation continues to expand Broadband availability, both Clear Creek and Gilpin counties continue to struggle with limited access and excessive costs. This initiative, funded primarily through a Department of Local Affairs grant, will study the current Broadband services available within both counties and identify opportunities to improve them.
“Known as the ‘4th Utility’, Broadband is the life source of everything from economic development, better education, quality of life and even better healthcare,” said John Bryan, Clear Creek County Communications Director. The study encompasses mapping areas for current speeds, existing infrastructure, economic development opportunities, projected capital costs, engineering strategies and sources of funding. It is expected to be completed Fall 2017.
Clear Creek County Townhall Meeting: (Dec. 14th)—free and open to the public
6:00pm – Idaho Springs City Hall
“This is your chance to hear what’s going on, and help us better understand what we can do to improve Broadband in your community,” Bryan added.
In addition to the study, Neo Connect is also conducting a survey regarding broadband Internet service at your BUSINESS and/or HOME. The purpose of the survey is to determine the level of service you currently have, how you use the Internet, how much you currently pay for access, and the level of service you would be interested in subscribing to in the future.
The survey shouldn't take more than 10 minutes for you to complete, and it does NOT collect personally identifying information. The speed test does gather location information to identify where the speed test was conducted. You may complete the survey questions only, or the speed test only, or both.
Clear Creek Business Survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/ClearCreekBusinessBroadband
Clear Creek Residential Survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/ClearCreekResidentialBroadband
Gilpin County Business Survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/GilpinCountyBusinessBroadband
Gilpin County Residential Survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/GilpinCountyResidentialBroadband
More information can be found here:
The importance of Broadband - Why this matters!
Frequently Asked Questions, Gilpin and Clear Creek Counties.
Policies and Ordinances that are Broadband Friendly.