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Online survey asks about rural Ill. broadband

SPRINGFIELD, IL (KFVS) -

Illinois rural residents are being urged to participate in a new online survey about high-speed Internet usage that launched Wednesday.

The statewide poll is expected to reach out to households, farmers, businesses, community colleges and hospitals to learn how they put broadband to use now and their needs moving forward.

"A major goal of this survey is to ensure that residents of rural Illinois will have access to better broadband," said Drew Clark, executive director of Partnership for a Connected Illinois. "By developing a statewide strategy for better broadband, we're creating a future that includes enhanced economic opportunities, increased availability of educational tools, and higher-quality health care for Illinois residents."

The online survey is open to the public and can be accessed here.

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