Illinois officials remind residents to complete internet survey

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(TNS) – More than 300 Whiteside County residents have so far responded to a survey to help officials assess the state of local internet services as they prepare to develop a broadband coverage plan for the county scale.

It’s a good start, but more participation is needed to determine internet speeds at various locations across the county and to define what residents want their service to be able to do.

The survey, available in Spanish and English, takes less than 5 minutes and its results will guide ConnectWhiteside.org, the county’s 17-member planning committee.


It is available in English at connectwhiteside.org/survey and in Spanish at conecterwhiteside.org/encuesta, and in print in both languages ​​for those with no internet or poor internet service.

People who work and live in Whiteside County can complete the survey twice, once at each location. The more data the county has on the quality of Internet service at various locations, the better.

The deadline to complete the survey has been extended to the end of the business day on May 15.

It will ask you to test your computer speed and provide a link to do so, and will also ask who your internet service provider is, how much do you charge for internet and why do you use the internet the most (streaming movies or music, school work, participation in virtual events, etc.).

Paper surveys are available:

At Fulton City Hall, 415 11th Ave.

At the Henry C. Adams Memorial Library, 209W Third St., Prophetstown.

To Morrison at Odell Library, 307 S Madison St; St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, 601 N. Jackson St; and the Whiteside County Courthouse, 200E Knox St. (use the Cherry Street entrance).

In Rock Falls at the Rock Falls Library, 1007 Seventh Ave.; Rock Falls Chamber of Commerce, 601 W. 10th St.; Whiteside Area Housing Authority, 401 W. 18th St.; Tri-County Opportunity Council, 405 Emmons Avenue; Blackhawk Hills Regional Council, 309 First Ave.; and the Whiteside County Community Health Clinic, 1300 W. Second St.

In pounds at the Whiteside County Senior Center, 1207 W Ninth St; Illinois Extension Office, 12923 Lawrence Road; La Laguna, 301 Avenue G; El Vaquero, 1219 W. Fourth St.; Sterling Public Library, 102 W. Third St.; Whiteside County Courthouse, 101 E. Third St.; Whiteside Area Career Center, 1608 Fifth Ave.; and Sterling Rock Falls YMCA, 2505 Avenue E.

At Sauk Valley Community College, 173 State Route 2.

You must be 18 or older or have permission from your legal guardian to participate.

© 2022 The Daily Gazette (Sterling, Ill.). Distributed by Tribune Content Agency, LLC.

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