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Bannock County Conducts Internet Speed ​​Survey, Plans To Improve Broadband Infrastructure


BANNOCK COUNTY, Idaho (KIFI) – Bannock County Commissioners are asking for your help in expanding broadband access in the county by responding to a short survey.

The investigation will determine which areas of Bannock County have inadequate internet access and speeds.

In order to collect the most useful data, commissioners ask you to complete the survey from your home or workplace while connected to WiFi or wired internet, rather than cellular data.

Commissioners are particularly hopeful that residents and business owners outside the city limits of Pocatello and Chubbuck will participate in the investigation.

“We are specifically looking for residents of the Buckskin area to the Robin area, as those places would benefit the most from enhanced Internet access,” said Commissioner Jeff Hough.

The information gathered from the survey will be used to guide the investment of Idaho Broadband Grant or American Rescue Plan Act funds, which can be used for broadband infrastructure.

“Investing in this infrastructure will help us be more attractive to businesses and future growth by providing state-of-the-art Internet access,” Hough said.

You have until December 17 to participate the broadband survey found HERE.