As your sector representative indicated, the Ozark Foothills Regional Planning Commission 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.
MoBroadbandNow seeks to expand broadband accessibility and adoption in our area and to empower businesses to be able to implement data information exchanges between clients, suppliers and manufacturers, in addition to having the ability to use advanced applications in rural areas.
To be successful, the MoBroadbandNow project needs to have a fuller understanding of how your business uses and would like to use broadband, and the barriers and challenges that you face in integrating it into your business.
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 business and professional services sector. The thoughts of this group will be shared with the Ozark Foothills 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.