“Gap analysis” survey next step for improving rural Internet access in Dunn County

By LeAnn R. Ralph

MENOMONIE  —  The next step in solving the problem of slow Internet connections in the rural areas of Dunn County is figuring out exactly where poor Internet service persists.

And that’s why the Dunn County Board’s Community Resources and Tourism Committee and UW-Extension are gearing up to conduct a “gap analysis.”

The analysis will use surveys filled out by people living in the county so the areas with poor or non-existent Internet access can be identified and mapped, said Jason Hausler, 4-H Youth Development Educator, at a community meeting about rural broadband April 6 at the Dunn County Community Services Building.

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