CNY Broadband Internet Study – Survey Promotion

Over the past year the digital divide within our Central New York community has become more apparent than ever. The Central New York Regional Planning and Development Board (CNY RPDB), along with Cayuga, Cortland, Onondaga and Oswego counties, is working to identify these gaps, both in terms of physical infrastructure and adoption. They are looking  for local municipalities to help them promote  efforts.

The Central New York Regional Planning and Development Board (CNY RPDB) has partnered with Cayuga, Cortland, Madison, Onondaga, and Oswego Counties to complete a study that will identify areas within each County that lack access to reliable broadband internet. Assisting them with this study is ECC Technologies, a private consulting firm based in Rochester, NY that has a successful history of working with counties and municipalities across Upstate New York to identify and solve broadband internet access issues.

As part of this study, ECC Technologies has created a website and survey material that will allow CNY RPDB  to collect data about broadband access in the region, called the Broadband Availability and Adoption Toolset (BAAT).  The BAAT survey is being used to reach residents and businesses to learn about their current internet access issues, service reliability, and the affordability of their internet access options.

A website with the community survey launched on Friday April 30th and will run through July 31st. The survey is accessible on any device with internet connection.