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Door County begins surveying residents about broadband connections

A few clicks of your mouse or a phone call could be the difference in millions of dollars coming to Door County to improve the area’s internet. The county launched its outreach campaign on Friday, asking homeowners and business owners to fill out a 10-minute survey and submit a speed test result to better show the community's needs. It is projected that the county would need approximately $140 million to bring Fiber to the Premise internet to the area to provide the proper service. The price tag and the associated federal and state grants that could be available in the future is why Door County broadband coordinator Jessica Hatch says it is crucial to fill out the survey.

People without internet access or those who only have cellular access should call the State of Wisconsin Consumers Affairs office at 608-267-3695 to do the survey. Those with access should click on this link to complete the survey and submit a speed test. Hatch recommends people keep submitting their internet speeds so the federal and state governments can get a better feel for how the internet connections are impacted during different parts of the year.

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