PSC seeks input on broadband availabilityThe Public Service Commission of Wisconsin is trying to paint a picture of access to broadband in the state.
By: Superior Telegram, Superior Telegram
The Public Service Commission of Wisconsin is trying to paint a picture of access to broadband in the state.
In its efforts, it has requested assistance from counties across the state to conduct a survey in broadband demand to residents and businesses statewide and Douglas County is lending a hand.
The PSC, in cooperation with LinkWISCONSIN, has developed a broadband demand survey intended to provide a more accurate picture of speeds, availability and access to broadband in Wisconsin with the ultimate goal of working with internet service providers to allow access in areas that are not or under served in the state.
The more responses gathered, the more complete and accurate the picture will be. Responses will be used to identify areas where service is inadequate and where demand is unmet for high-speed internet service to give the PSC the tools needed to communicate broadband needs to internet service providers.
The deadline for completing the survey is Aug. 15.
The residential survey is available at http://wisconsindashboard.org/residence-survey. Business participating in the survey can find the online survey at http://wisconsindashboard.org/business-survey.
If you would like to request paper copies of the survey for residents or businesses without internet access, contact Peter Jahn of the PSC at 608-267-2338 or stop by the County Clerk’s Office in the Douglas County Courthouse, 1313 Belknap St., Superior.