The following survey was prepared by the Underground Mining Working Group of the Global Mining Standards and Guidelines Group (GMSG). A stakeholder survey conducted during Spring 2013 indicated the area of underground communications infrastructure implementation is a key priority area of potential value to be achieved through the development of standards, guidelines or protocols. This survey is a first step, to gather detailed information to guide standardization in this area. The outcome of this survey will be a repository of "lessons learned" from operations that have undertaken communications infrastructure implementation, and an understanding of the requirements going forward towards developing a standard/guideline.

We thank you in advance for participating in the survey. It should take approximately 15 minutes to complete.