Broadband aspirations start with plans that are developed from data. As Representative Jake Johnson indicates in the video below, reliable service coverage data is needed for state, county, city, and community maps.
One of the layers of map data can be from your periodic speed-test survey on your home computer or mobile device.
To report locations without internet service, participants can take the survey by phone. NC residents without internet service but with phones capable of text messaging can text “internet” to 919-750-0553. Standard text messaging rates will apply.
NC residents with landlines or cellphones that do not have texting capability may place a voice call to 919-750-0553. An interactive voice response system will guide them through a series of short questions to obtain the caller’s address and register it in the database as having no internet capability at all.
The WNC Broadband Project aims to support communities interested in ensuring access to reliable, truly high-speed internet service.
It develops tools to empower individuals, communities, and area leaders in advocating effectively for their digital needs.
As a community-supported initiative building on the work of West Next Generation Network (WestNGN), it is not owned or controlled by any affiliate of WestNGN.
The WNC Broadband Project is also not financed by any corporate entity, as such financing would be inconsistent with the Project’s independent community engagement focus.
The views, opinions and products of the WNC Broadband Project are the sole responsibility of the Project team and its advisory board, acting in their personal capacity and not in any capacity related to WestNGN, UNC Asheville, or any other WestNGN affiliate.