In many parts of Rush County, broadband is an issue, and it's more evident now during this pandemic.
The Rush County Broadband Task Force is launching a county-wide crowdsourcing broadband speed test. The focus of test is to determine and document where broadband availability is an issue with in the county. With this data, Rush County Connect will define a plan of action to:
It takes about a minute to do. You can do it more than once, and it averages your speed.
There is no deadline to do the test. But the sooner it's done, the sooner we will have the data to incorporate it into the planning process.
The Rush County Broadband Connect Task Force is an all-volunteer group formed in the spring of 2019 under the leadership of Dr. Roberto Gallardo, director for the Purdue Center for Regional Development.
Members of the task force are representative of county/city government, schools, local economic development organizations, community foundation, farm organizations, utilities, banks, students, private citizens, nonprofits/social service groups, and attorneys.
Every home and/or business in Rush County has affordable, adequate, and reliable internet access and be able to fully participate in a digital economy and society.
"One thing is clear, we're seeing mass digitalization of human relations with the crisis, and that will have an inevitable impact", said the UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres recently.
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