Polk Broadband Plan - Page 29

POLK COUNTY BROADBAND PLAN 2. Every resident of Polk County will have access to affordable high-speed internet services and the skills to utilize it, if they choose. ▪▪ This goal emphasizes the combination of access and skills. Currently, not all areas of Polk County have high-quality, affordable internet services. At the same time, not all residents of the county have access to high-quality, affordable computer training. In order to maximize the potential positive impact of broadband for the county’s residents, training opportunities should be made available for those residents who wish to acquire the skills necessary to utilize broadband. At the same time, competition among providers should be increased and alternatives offered so that all residents who wish to include broadband in their househol Y][˂˂H[܈[]][ۜ [Y[[\HݚY\H[X^[Z^H][^][ۈوY[\X\[XY\[ܙ\[ܙX\HYXY[KX^[Z^H\\\[ݚYHH\\X\XHH\[\\[\Y[و[K\[X\[\\\\ۈHX\]H܈[܈[]][ۜXZHH\\HXBوY[ ][H\\Y[ۛX[ۜ[Hܛ\H\Y[ۛH[H˜\HۛXY][^H[HYX][KY[][]H[܈[]][ۜ[ܙX\HZ\YXY[H[[Z^HZ\\Hو\\\^H[HXHݚYH]\\X\H[][]K\[XH[\ݙHX[H\XوYK H]\H\[\[ۋ\ٚ][[H[]HX\YܙXHY \YY[\]\X\˜[H[][^H] Y^HK\[\[[[][̋[\\وY[ ][H[YXX[܈\Y[[[H[YXX[܈\[\\[]H[YH[YKY \]X[]HZ[[\YYY[ܙ\܂ܚ\][H][]][XH[HX^[Z^H\HوY[XKKH[H[]HH\\ [YܙXK[[X\XH[ؚ[H]ܚXK\[[]\H[ؚ[HX܈وY[ [ؚ[HY[ۛX[ۜ\H[\ܝ[[X[HXܜHYܚX[\K\HXX[\H[\ۛ[\Hٝ[X[YYY[ؚ[BY[ۛX[ۜHٙXH[\ۛY[ \Hܚ\ٝ[\H[ؚ[HY[^BۛXY\[YY][ˈH]K[ً]KX\[ؚ[H]ܚ[[[H[H[H^BۛXY[[HXK][H[YKH K \Z IHو\ZH[[H[]HYܙXHX\XX[ۛYYYو]X\ L YYX]\Xۙ[XX[\YYYو]X\ LYYX]\Xۙ \[Z\ܜH][ۘ[ۙ]\H[]ܝ[H][ۘ[Y[[8']X\ L Z[[ۈKˈY\[]HYܙXHX\XX[ۛYYYو]X\ L YYX]œ\Xۙ[XX[\YYYو]X\ LYYX]\Xۙ 'LMHH[\Y\Yܝ[ۘ[H܈[H\YۈH[\و\ZڙXY܈HYX\ [[ܚ]^][ۈ[]YH][Y[\HH\[وHX]HYܝHHY[Y\ܞB[Z]YK[[ܚYHY[ۘ[[[[[Y[HXXˈ\X\[ݚYY[]XHBܚY]ۈX[[H[ܚ]^Y[]YY\XZ]Y H[[ܚ]^][ۈ[]HBܛ\\[[X\^Y[XH H[HܚY]\ۈ[\[^KMHY\[[][X][ۜ[Z\[ۋ][ۘ[Y[[^X]]H[[X\K˘Y[ ݋[^X]]K\[[X\K‚‚