MVEDD wants to ensure the residents of Herkimer & Oneida Counties have the same opportunities in accessing broadband services as others in the state. This assessment allows the counties to obtain input directly from its residents to see where the greatest needs are and to advance broadband availability.
The COVID-19 pandemic has magnified the need for strong connectivity as more professionals and entrepreneurs either start businesses or choose to work and live remotely. This is especially important in the communities within Herkimer & Oneida Counties that want to attract business activities and jobs.
Broadband access is increasingly a part of everyday life. Agriculture is increasingly relying on technology, and even seeing a doctor virtually is becoming more common. People of all ages access the Internet to shop, stream movies, and play games. All of these activities require strong and reliable broadband access. Businesses making decisions on investment seek well connected communities.
MVEDD will NOT release information from this assessment to any third party. Aggregated results of the study will be made available at the conclusion of this project.
We ask for your address to help us align the responses and identify via mapping technology where the greatest needs in our counties are.
Click here to take the broadband survey. Survey is opened through August 7, 2021.
Call (315) 838-5398 for technical assistance or visit your local public library on the survey.
Click here for NPR and WRVO coverage of survey.
Please participate in an online survey hosted by the Mohawk Valley Economic Development District that will help to assess broadband needs and advance availability in Oneida and Herkimer Counties.
The survey is available at www.mveddbroadband.com until Aug 7, 2021. Participants will find separate surveys for residents and businesses of each county, as well as an internet connection speed test.