New Broadband Survey Released

Committee seeks feedback from residents and businesses on internet availability and service.

     (Columbia, LA) Do you have strong feelings about internet availability in Caldwell Parish? Would you like for your opinions to really count in making a difference and improving speeds and availability?

     The Caldwell Parish Broadband Committee is seeking parish-wide resident and business input on the current availability and quality of high-speed internet (broadband) services in your home or office.

     The survey is an important part of the Committee’s goal of finding a qualified internet service provider to submit a network plan that will help Caldwell Parish secure state and federal grants to fund availability for the majority of its citizens. “Taking part in the survey is an opportunity for all of us to accurately capture where service is needed most,” said Committee member Merrick Smith, Technology Supervisor for the Caldwell Parish School District. “The more people that participate, the more funding we may receive, and the better our enablement plans.”

     The survey will take less than 10 minutes to complete, and links to the survey will be available beginning this week. Phone announcements, texts, and emails will be sent by the Caldwell Parish School Board. Parish banks will also send reminders about the survey in their monthly bank statements. Residents with no internet access may complete the survey at the Caldwell Parish Library with assistance from library staff if needed, or call the library at (318) 649-2259 to submit by phone if you have no internet.

     The Committee reminds parish residents that their input is also needed by participating in the Delta Regional Authority (DRA) broadband mapping and speed test project. The link to that test is at the end of each survey listed below. Thank you in advance for your input.

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/YJZ8QGQ (Residential)