This survey is for business owners, managers, and telecommuters in Lincoln County.

The EDC hopes to determine from this survey if Lincoln County businesses – whether brick and mortar or virtual - have sufficient broadband. Responses will also help the EDC determine where to focus efforts when planning future broadband projects or when working with providers to expand their services. Broadband in this context refers to high-speed Internet connections that are always connected (no dial-up) and enable fast downloads and uploads.

There are four categories of businesses being asked to take this survey:

     1. Businesses within a municipality, either inside a downtown business district or outside a downtown business district 

     2. Businesses outside of municipalities 

     3. Home-based online businesses, either inside or outside a municipality

     4. Home-based telecommuters working for a business, either from inside or outside of a municipality

Thank you in advance for helping the EDC to make informed decisions regarding internet.    

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* 1. Which of the following best describes your type of business. Choose one:

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* 2. What community is your business located in – or – located closest to? Choose one:

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* 3. If your business is located in one of Lincoln County's eight municipalities (in BOLD print above), is it:

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* 4. If you operate a home-based online business, is your home:

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* 5. If you work for a business other than your own by telecommuting from your home, is your home:

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* 6. What type of Internet connection do you currently use?

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* 7. If you do not consider your Internet adequate for your business, why isn't it adequate? Choose as many as apply:

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* 8. Who is your Internet service provider?

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* 9. Are you with your current provider because it is the only viable option for your location?

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* 10. In the next few years, do you believe access to a high-speed network with super-fast downloads and uploads will be important to your business's growth and success?

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