Hillsborough County is conducting an assessment to determine where internet connectivity disparities exist within the county, and to develop a plan to provide increased, equitable and effective broadband internet service coverage countywide, according to a news release.
Part of the effort includes a consumer survey and speed test, which will be available until Dec. 16.
To optimize results, Hillsborough County is asking all residents and businesses to participate. The survey is available in English and Spanish, the release says.
For those without digital access, paper surveys in English and Spanish will be available at local libraries, the release adds.
Information provided by residents through the survey will help the county verify its existing information about speeds and availability of broadband services.
The Hillsborough County broadband program supports activities and initiatives of the State of Florida Office of Broadband within the Department of Economic Opportunity, the release continues.
The information collected for Hillsborough County’s Digital Equity Action Plan will be used to leverage federal funding through the Infrastructure and Investment Jobs Act to bridge the digital divide in the county.
For more information on the County’s Digital Equity and Broadband Expansion, visit HCFLGov.net/Broadband.
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