Smart Communities Brochure - Page 2

WHAT IS A SMART COMMUNITY? A Smart Community has affordable and accessible high-speed internet access that facilitates many critical activities, from online classes and research for students to managing household finances. A SMART COMMUNITY: • enables small businesses to compete in a global marketplace. • means safer streets and communities. • means superior access for research and training at our colleges and universities. • provides greater opportunity for our students. • supports better, faster and more effective healthcare. Strongly disagree 3.7% POLK COUNTY SURVEY A fast internet connection is critical to the survival of your company. Strongly agree 24.5% Agree 39.2% Disagree 21.0% Neither agree nor disagree 12.1% Source: Polk County Broadband Plan - Business Utilization Survey Results