As your sector representative indicated, the South Central Ozark Council of Governments (SCOCOG) is working with the Missouri MoBroadbandNow project, which is part of a five year initiative launched by Governor Nixon in 2009 to facilitate broadband expansion throughout Missouri.
To be successful, the MoBroadbandNow project needs to have a fuller understanding of how the energy sector in our region would like to use broadband, and the barriers and challenges that you face in integrating it into your community.
In order to do that, we are engaging in an effort to identify broadband needs at the local level. Specifically, in this survey, we want to find out the attitudes, opinions, needs and interests of stakeholders in the energy sector. The thoughts of this group will be shared with the SCOCOG Regional Technology Planning Team (RTPT) which is tasked with considering ways, and crafting a strategic plan, to create broadband opportunities and address the needs of our region.