What should Pitkin County do to help ensure all residents have adequate access to competitively-priced broadband?
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Pitkin County acknowledges that broadband (high-speed internet) in the Roaring Fork Valley is limited and often extremely slow. We recognize residents need broadband services to support daily life activities including home entertainment, commerce, productivity, and access to educational materials for our children. Robust broadband services are crucial to support our community’s schools, public safety infrastructure, and health care systems. To be competitive and ensure the long-term vitality of the region we must expand the current broadband availability.
Pitkin County is conducting market research, citizen engagement, and analysis of existing infrastructure to identify the barriers that are limiting broadband expansion in our valley. During the month of April 2015, Pitkin County will be conducting a mail-in survey among residents and soliciting online input from citizens and businesses throughout the valley to guide current and future broadband development.
Read more for additional information on this process. You can help by providing feedback on this online forum by clicking on Post below and by completing a hard-copy survey if you receive one in the mail. Contact Kara Silbernagel for more information: 970-429-2815, email@example.com.
County Manager Jon Peacock talks to Aspen Public Radio's Marci Krivonen about Broadband in Pitkin County