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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.

Post-secondary education contributes significantly to the talent and workforce development of a community. While the structure of K-12 education is relatively similar from one community to the next, higher education can take many forms. From community colleges and traditional universities to trade schools, higher education offers a variety of educational programs and content to meet the needs of the community. Higher education can also be an attractor for the community, drawing students and faculty from abroad. Similar to K-12 institutions, higher education has many opportunities to leverage Internetenabled technologies to facilitate a more robust learning environment.

This survey is designed to collect data on how local higher education institutions 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 institution’s technology use.

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