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Existing Conditions Of 190 respondents who gave estimates of their organizations’ monthly internet costs, the cost ranges were distributed as follows: Table 13. Organizations’ Monthly Internet Costs - Question 4 Percent of Businesses Cost Range Less than $25 a month 2.6% $25 to $49/month 14.7% $50 to $99/month 28.9% $100 to $149/month 17.4% $150 to $199/month 7.4% $200 to $349/month 7.4% $350 to $499/month 2.6% $500 to $999/month 6.8% $1,000 to $1,499/month 2.1% $1,500 or more a month 10.0% For 39.8 percent of respondents, that monthly cost included something other than the internet connection, such as phone systems or security. Respondents were asked whether their internet service was an excellent, good, fair, or poor value, based on the price they paid and the service they received. Of 283 businesses that gave an answer rating their internet connections, the distribution was as follows: Poor value, 7.40% Fair value, 22.60% Excellent value, 25.80% Good value, 44.20% Figure 35. Rating of Businesses Internet Connection - Question 6 54