Yates County wants to increase broadband Internet usage for its residents and businesses. That’s why the county has joined with neighboring Steuben County to launch a joint Broadband Aggregation and Adoption Campaign that will determine needs and opportunities for those that live or work in the counties. County Administrator Robert Lawton says many Yates County residents have poor-to-no Internet access at their homes or businesses. They want to change that.
Lawton says the lack of Internet service within the county is something legislators have heard about for years.
Lawton says a short online survey put together by the campaign is critical in demonstrating clearly the marketplace in Yates County for such service. The survey, located here, utilizes an online portal called CrowdFiber, which verifies the availability of current broadband services by address, identifies actual speeds available through its speed test, and then collects information on demand for services from residents and businesses.
Officials are hoping to receive input from every municipality within Yates County.