The Townships on Beaver Island are working together to try to get NTIA Broadband Grant funding to build a fiber optic network.  This will bring fast Internet access to island homes and businesses. We are asking island businesses to take this survey which will be useful for our grant application. At the end of this survey you will be asked if your business is willing to support the grant application.

Please complete only one response per business.

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* 1. Please provide us with your business contact information:

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* 2. How many employees are there in your business?

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* 4. How do you use the Internet today?  Please choose all that apply:

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* 5. Who is your Internet Service Provider?

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* 6. Please enter the speed you are paying to receive at your business, in Mbps.  If you don't know the speed please leave this question blank.

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* 7. Please enter the speed you are actually receiving at your business, in Mbps. If you don't know the speed please leave this question blank.

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* 8. What do you pay monthly for Internet service, in dollars?  Please enter a whole number only.

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* 9. Do you have any issues with your Internet service provider?  Please check all that apply:

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* 10. If you checked any of the boxes in question 9, please tell us about your issues with your current Internet service provider:

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* 11. Do you feel like you have a competitive choice of broadband?

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* 12. How does the internet access you receive for your business affect your business?  For example, how do slow download speeds, cost, repairs and maintenance, customer service, etc. affect your ability to effectively do your business?

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* 13. How would your business benefit if you could buy all the bandwidth you need at a price you could afford? Are there things your business could do that you are unable to do today?

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* 14. Do any of your employees work remotely and/or telecommute either via VPN or Cloud-based applications?

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* 15. If yes, do you know if the broadband at their home is adequate to support their remote work?

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* 16. Are you willing to support our NTIA Broadband Grant application? Answering yes to this question will count as a formal endorsement for which we will use your business name and address provided above.

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* 17. If grant money is not received for the island, would you be supportive of a local millage or property tax increase to pay for building adequate broadband?

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* 18. Is there anything else you'd like to tell us about your current broadband experience on the island for your business?

Thank you for taking this survey as we evaluate broadband needs on the island. Please also respond to the speed test survey that will tell us more about the actual Internet speed at your business. Knowing this information is important to us because it will help attract the NTIA Broadband Grant money to the island for a better broadband network.

Please click "Done" below to save your answers.

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