August 22, 2014
Filed Under Green Businesses
The Tahoe Prosperity Center (TPC), in their effort to facilitate the expansion of high speed internet service to the Lake Tahoe Basin, Alpine Meadows and Squaw Valley, announced today the launch of their internet speed test and survey.
Anyone living, working or visiting Lake Tahoe, Alpine Meadows or Squaw Valley is encouraged to participate in the speed test and short survey on their current internet service. This data will help TPC assess the current gaps in high-speed internet service, determine priority areas for broadband upgrades or expansion, and provide a much needed objective picture of the state of internet service within the Basin. Participants will be entered into a drawing for an iPad mini.
“Access to high speed internet is the foundation for economic prosperity, educational excellence and healthy, safe communities Basin-wide”, states Bev Ducey, Connected Tahoe program manager. “Data from this survey will be used to recruit Internet Service Providers to expand into our underserved areas and to assist them in writing grants to help fund their capital costs”.
Go to http://tahoeprosperity.org/speed/ to take the survey and speed test and find out more about the Connected Tahoe project. The speed test will be available until the end of October.