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Lincoln County works to expand broadband access and needs community’s help

Published: Jun. 8, 2021 at 4:54 PM MDT
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SHOSHONE, Idaho (KMVT/KSVT) — Lincoln County is working to improve its broadband access, but to do that, they need the community’s help.

Dietrich, Richfield, and Shoshone have teamed up with Region IV Development to find out where the problems with internet access lie in Lincoln County.

Currently, they are in the middle of the survey phase of the project.

Not only does poor internet speed and access affect children who are in school and doing homework at home, but it also affects businesses.

Businesses won’t want to move to Lincoln County or grow if the internet is too slow.

“Please go in and fill them out, it just takes a few minutes, it just asks you questions about, what you think about your internet, how fast is it, do you struggle, how much do you pay, so we can know for the grants and get a better idea of what people need,” said Rebecca Wood, a Lincoln County Commissioner.

They, they will be able to apply for grants to help better broadband access.

The surveys need to be filled out as soon as possible but will be open until June 30.

A link to the survey can be found here.

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