Polk Broadband Plan - Page 94

Appendix B APPENDIX B: BUSINESS AND RESIDENTIAL SURVEYS %86,1(666859(< “Access to high-speed Internet is no longer a luxury, but an essential tool to compete in this 21st-century economy. The availability of this technology is critical to attracting the business and development that will create the good paying jobs that stay in the United States.” - Kathy Dahlkemper, former U.S. Representative The purpose of this survey is to gain an accurate idea of current and future broadband (High Speed Internet) needs in order to plan for future broadband infrastructure improvements. Thank you for your participation. 1. Does your organization have internet service?  Yes    No    Not sure If you answered “No” or “Not sure” then please skip to Question 27. 9. Please rate your organization’s internet speed on a scale of 1 to 10. (10 = exceptional, 1 = severely limiting) ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ 2. About how many employees are there at your location? ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ 3. What is your best estimate of how many employees at your location use the internet at work? 10. On a scale of 1 to 10, where 10 means definitely and 1 means definitely not, how likely is it that your organization will need a faster internet connection in: The next year? ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ 4. What is your best estimate of what your company's internet costs each month?  Less than $25 a month  $350 to $499/month  $25 to $49/month  $500 to $999/month  $50 to $99/month  $1,000 to $1,499/month  $100 to $149/month  $1,500 or more a month  $150 to $199/month  Not sure  $200 to $349/month ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ 5. Does that cost include something else besides the internet connection, e.g., security, phone, etc.?  Yes    No    Not sure ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ 6. Based on what you pay for internet service and what it provides for your company, would you say your internet service is:  Excellent value  Poor value  Good value  Not sure  Fair value ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ 7-8. For which of the following purposes does your organization use the internet? Select all that apply.  Research  Telecommuting  Social media  Data management  Selling merchandise or  Marketing products or services  Education/continuing  Supply chain education management  Entertainment  Finance/banking  Geographic information  Communication  Security  Teleconferencing  Other:_______________ _________________________________________ 92 The next 3 years? ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ 11. What would your company like to do via the internet that it cannot do now because of the speed of your internet connection? __________________ _____________________________________________ _____________________________________________ _____________________________________________ 12-13. What prevents your company from getting a faster internet connection? Select all that apply.  Boss/corporate doesn't value a faster connection  Not in the budget  Up-front costs are too high  The connection speed will still vary, so it's not worth it  Business is not good - poor economy  Too expensive  Costs more than it's worth  Have fastest connection available  Don't really need a faster connection  Other:____________________________________ _____________________________________________ _____________________________________________