One of the lessons learned from the COVID-19 pandemic was the importance of equitable broadband access to ensure our communities have access to high-speed internet for school, work, government services, medical visits and consultations, quality of life applications, and more. The state of New Jersey has set a goal of 100% broadband availability throughout the state. To help achieve this goal, the state has created the Broadband Assessment Project to identify areas that are lacking sufficient broadband access. These areas will then be eligible for broadband expansion with the use of federal and state grant programs.
Atlantic County residents and businesses are encouraged to provide firsthand information about the availability of broadband within their communities, its cost, reliability and competition, by participating in an online survey available at www.broadband-nj.com. The information obtained from the survey will reveal the current state of broadband and any gaps in our service provider infrastructure.
Those who do not have access to a computer or smart phone to complete the survey may use the computers at any of the 10 branches of the Atlantic County Library System.
“The participation of our citizens is critical to the expansion of high-speed internet access in Atlantic County,” stated County Executive Dennis Levinson. “I encourage you to take a few minutes to complete the survey that may result in improved internet access and connection capabilities to benefit us all.”