Monday, April 22, 2013

Input Needed to Help Improve High Speed Internet Connectivity in Wisconsin

This would help internet speed at home, in business, and in the library.

The Wisconsin Public Service Commission (PSC) has partnered with Augusta Memorial Public Library to assess the broadband needs and gaps in our state with the goal of being able to provide data to providers and policy leaders at the local and state level for future broadband planning.  Augusta Memorial Public Library is promoting broadband residential and business demand surveys in Wisconsin from March 2013 – May 2013.

A team of regional leaders has been working with the PSC and LinkWISCONSIN to improve broadband in the state, and your responses will help them identify where there may be a need for improved service or learn lessons about best practices in areas where service is adequate. Results will be used in two ways: 1) locations will be mapped to show adequate service, inadequate service or unmet demand for high speed Internet; 2) submissions will be used to communicate needs to the provider community.

We are asking for a few minutes of your time to complete a survey regarding your current and future broadband usage and needs at home.

If you have Internet access at home, please complete the survey online at:

If you would like to fill out this survey for your business, please complete the survey online at:

If you do not have Internet access at home, you can use a public computer at a library/school or work computer (if permitted) to complete the same online survey. Just click “no” to the question, “Does the address listed above (which is your home address) currently have an Internet connection?”.  By answering “no”, you will then have the opportunity to answer questions about your desired Internet service.

If you do not have Internet access at all, please contact 608-267-2338 or [partner organization phone number] to receive a hard copy by mail.

Please complete only one survey per household. The survey deadline is May 15, 2013.

More information about the LinkWISCONSIN project can be found at or by emailing

Thank you for your time and assistance with this project.



  1. There is a new deadline for this survey. Please complete by July 10th. We also have paper copies available at the library, if that is your preference.