Public input is needed from residents of the Satsop, Wishkah, and Wynoochee River valleys regarding their broadband internet access.
The Grays Harbor PUD is currently conducting a survey for the areas, asking residents if their broadband needs are being met and what might be needed.
Communications Director Ian Cope spoke to KXRO, saying that the needs in rural areas are known, but what is unknown is which areas have the greatest needs for expansion.
The PUD is conducting the survey specifically for customers in the Satsop, Wishkah, and Wynoochee valleys to determine the level of need for broadband access in those area.
If the survey finds that broadband access needs are not being met or are unreliable, further evaluations will be made on the feasibility of expanding infrastructure.
The survey is only for data collection at this time, and does not guarantee that the PUD will expand broadband to every area.
Cope added that input is vital from residents to know if it makes sense to expand access to the valleys.
According to the PUD, the survey should take approximately five minutes to complete.
Paper surveys are available at the PUD main office.
No Internet? Please call us at (360) 602-1522 during normal business hours and a survey representative will take the survey over the phone with you.