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Rains County

In an effort to improve broadband access, adoption, and use, our community is participating in Connected Nation’s Connected Community program. This project will assess the current status of technology access, adoption, and use in our area so we can develop a Technology Action Plan to improve the quality of life and economic potential in our community.

Access to quality healthcare is essential for quality of life in any community. From access to emergency services and family practitioners, to specialists, laboratories, and mental health services, access to healthcare provides opportunities for all to live healthy, fulfilling lives. New healthcare technology developments offer not only new treatments and methods of diagnosis, but also greater access to healthcare providers via the internet. This is especially critical for two primary groups; 1) those living in rural communities that may not have a local presence for various specialty healthcare providers, and 2) those unable to physically visit a doctor’s office due to medical conditions or other issues.

This survey is designed to collect data on how our community's healthcare facilities of all types are using broadband and related technologies. Therefore, your responses are key in accurately representing your sector. Survey respondents should have a working knowledge of the facility’s technology use.

Please submit one survey per healthcare establishment. We estimate that this survey will take approximately 10 minutes to complete.