Sanilac County is looking for citizen feedback on their initiative to bring high-speed internet to the entire county. The initiative includes homes, businesses, schools, healthcare facilities, and community organizations. The venture is being managed by the Sanilac County Broadband Committee.
Joel Wyatt, Vice Chairman of the Sanilac County Board of Commissioners, said, “For the last year, the Sanilac Board of Commissioners have discussed a county-driven initiative for reliable internet in Sanilac. This last eight months have revealed that objective being more needed than ever. Businesses, families, churches and especially school children have a tremendous need for solid, fast internet. It is truly becoming a critical infrastructure service.”
All Sanilac County residents are asked to fill out the survey. The results will help with identifying areas with poor access to broadband services, as well as help determine the best places to locate equipment. The survey is part of a partnership with the national non-profit, Connected Nation, which works to “to improve lives by identifying innovative solutions for expanding access, adoption, and use of broadband and its related technologies to all people.”
The survey can be found at https://myconnectedcommunity.org/sanilac-county.
Reporting for WGRT – Jennie McClelland