City of Bloomington Encourages Bloomington Residents to Join the Monroe County Broadband Challenge

~ The City of Bloomington Information & Technology Services (ITS) Department has announced a new partnership with Monroe County Government to promote broadband and digital equity improvements in the area. This collaboration aims to address the challenges and opportunities surrounding broadband access in both Bloomington and Monroe County.

Mayor Kerry Thomson expressed gratitude for the opportunity to work together with their colleagues in Monroe County government on this important issue. The partnership comes as part of the Federal Communications Commission's (FCC) Broadband Equity, Access, and Deployment (BEAD) Program Challenge process.

Monroe County government is currently seeking information from residents, including those living in Bloomington, to report on the quality of their broadband service. This can be done through the Monroe County Broadband Challenge, which is open to all residents who currently have broadband internet. The challenge can be accessed at until Sunday, April 14.

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Residents are encouraged to enter their address on the website, which will provide them with the FCC's preliminary assessment of broadband access at that location. While most addresses in Bloomington do have some level of internet access, it may not always meet expected speeds or may vary in quality from day to day and hour to hour.

Rick Dietz, Director of Information & Technology Services for the City of Bloomington, emphasized the importance of reporting broadband speeds through this challenge. He stated that it will help both Bloomington and Monroe County receive their fair share of federal BEAD funding and enable them to address any digital equity gaps within the community.

This partnership between the City of Bloomington ITS Department and Monroe County Government highlights their commitment to improving broadband access for all residents. By working together and utilizing resources such as the BEAD Program Challenge, they hope to make significant strides towards achieving digital equity in their community.

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