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Survey seeks input on broadband issues

A new survey is seeking public feedback on broadband connectivity issues in hopes of improving service for residents and businesses, especially in rural and socio-economically disadvantaged areas.

The survey was developed by the Broadband Hui, a statewide consortium of business, organizations, educational institutions and government agencies working toward digital equity.

“Digital communication tools have never been more crucial to the way we work, learn and live our daily lives,” said Maui County Council Chairwoman Alice Lee, who announced the new survey on Monday. “Unfortunately, not everyone in our community has the same access to digital tools and services, and this inequality must be addressed.”

Lee said the survey data will help improve broadband and internet connectivity and address specific challenges faced by keiki, kupuna, persons with disabilities and others who may need additional support to get and stay connected.

To access the survey, visit tinyurl.com/MauiCountyBroadband.

For additional community resources related to COVID-19, including information on the Emergency Broadband Benefit Program for low-income households, visit mauicounty.us/community/covid-19-resources/.

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