This past year has proven how adaptive and resourceful our school communities can be when faced with a challenge. Reinventing what education can be in times of crisis in a matter of days and weeks, while continuing to work on improving connections with your students required a heroic effort. At the same time, it illuminated a broader issue within our region: the unequal access to broadband internet.
The Central New York Regional Planning and Development Board (CNY RPDB) has partnered with its member counties (Cayuga, Cortland, Madison, Onondaga, and Oswego) to find out where our neighbors remain unserved or underserved in terms of broadband internet access. A similar study was completed in Madison County in 2019. We are asking for your help in spreading awareness of this campaign to your school communities by promoting a quick and confidential survey that we are conducting.
Survey link - www.cnyinternet.com
You may also have individuals contact CNY RPDB at (315) 412-5966 for assistance filling out the survey over the phone or to have a survey mailed directly to their home.
Please note the survey is optional and the confidential information collected from this survey will be used to identify areas in the county most in need of improved