January 8, 2022
BATH, NY – From Steuben County Manager Jack Wheeler: With many households in Steuben County lacking access to reliable broadband services, Steuben officials remind all county residents their participation in the New York State Broadband assessment survey is an essential way to build those services.
The two-part survey provides people a way to test the speed of their internet connections at home or in the office, then take in a short survey. Those wishing to report on their cell phone are invited to participate in the survey, only. Paper copies of the survey also are available. The importance and need of reliable broadband services has never been greater, county officials say.
Broadband service has become vital to the health, education and overall welfare of all county residents, especially in the rural regions, officials said. While rescue efforts during the flood in August 2021 pointed out the real-time need to have secure Internet connections during natural disasters, many county services such as public health, social services, aging, public works and substance abuse prevention are more accessible through reputable online sources.
The survey is located at https://www.empirestatebroadband.com/