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Committee seeks comments on Internet connectivity during COVID-19 crisis

Joint town effort to survey impact of social distancing on local broadband infrastructure
Apr 03, 2020
Camden town office

CAMDEN — A group of elected town officials, staff and community members from Camden and Rockport are launching an online survey to ask residents about their experiences on the internet during the recent transition to working at home and meeting remotely for business, government, school and social purposes.

Jeremy Martin, Camden's planning and development director, Select Board member Marc Ratner, Rockport Town Manager Bill Post and others have been meeting with the ad hoc broadband committee for the past few months.

The town of Camden has partnered with Mission Broadband to survey residents and businesses and assess impacts and concerns they have with their internet service use during the COVID-19 stay-at-home period,

In an April 3 statement, Martin said issues with internet reliability, connectivity, speed and productivity are becoming more apparent as many in the community are connecting over the internet and "working, playing, entertaining, educating and recreating from home online all at the same time."

Information about the survey and links to the survey are posted on 2019 Coronavirus Updates on the homepage of the town of Camden's website and under Broadband Survey on the homepage of the town of Rockport website.

 

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