Benton County is asking residents about broadband

I’m sharing this into from the St Cloud Times to help Benton County get to more people but also, if you’re in a different county this survey may give you some good ideas…

Benton County has put two short surveys out to residents and businesses to let the county know how well the internet offerings now serving them are working in the real world. And when it comes to internet service, the world got very, very real in March 2020 when huge swaths of business, all schooling, many college classes, most church services, a lot of commerce and a fair bit of socializing went digital overnight from bedrooms, home offices and kitchen tables, thanks to the pandemic.

If ever there was a system subjected to a live-action stress test, it was internet service in the past two years. So the time is right for Benton County (and other governments) to be asking how it went.

Here’s where residents of Benton County and businesses that operate there can weigh in on the current state of web traffic.  At the link ( are two surveys. The one for residents asks about how they get their internet service, from which company, what they pay and what they use it for, among other things.

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Librarian who follows rural broadband in MN and good uses of new technology (, hosts a radio show on MN music (, supports people experiencing homelessness in Minnesota ( and helps with social justice issues through Women’s March MN.

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