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Los Alamos County New Mexico - Broadband survey launched 23 September 2022 ( news )
Los Alamos County , state New Mexico ( By Press Release office)
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CTC Technology and Energy , under contract to Los Alamos County , has printed a comprehensive survey to assess broadband availability , affordability , and accessibility throughout the county . The survey was dropped into the mail today and should reach the mailboxes of a randomly selected group of households representing a statistically valid sample by September 30 .
The timing of the County ' s efforts to address the lack of reliable high - speed internet access in the community c......oincidentally is occurring just as billions of federal and state grants are becoming available . Broadband Manager Jerry Smith urges households that receive the mailing from CTC to complete the survey as thoroughly as possible and return it in the enclosed , addressed , and stamped envelope . He explains that this is how Los Alamos County will be able to demonstrate its broadband needs and qualify for funding .
To complement the survey responses and pinpoint underserved areas , the mailer also includes instructions on how to take an online speed test to evaluate the quality and performance of the network . According to Smith , the speed test should be conducted at the individual ' s residence and performed multiple times over several days to account for varying conditions .
Those who did not receive the valid sample mailing but wish to take the survey and the speed tests may do so beginning October 14 , when the survey is opened up to everyone online . These results will augment the valid sample results and assist the county in identifying the infrastructure needs and possibly qualifying for grants .
The survey will close for everyone by 11:59 p . m . on October 28 , 2022 . For more information on the County’s broadband initiative visit the webpage at
https://lacnm . com/broadband
or drop an email to