HENRY COUNTY, VA – Henry County has launched a new two-question survey that will be used to expand internet options for residents.
The survey is intended for people who want to upgrade from internet connections such as digital subscriber line or satellite, but have limited alternatives for available providers.
To help pinpoint which Henry County residents are affected, the two questions cross-reference internet connection types with specific addresses.
The county's Public Information Officer Brandon Martin says no other data points are collected in the survey and it can be completed in less than five minutes.
This survey is the first step of Phase 2 of the county’s effort to expand broadband.
Phase 1 of the project is underway following the board of supervisors’ decision in June to award a contract to RiverStreet Networks to construct a fiber-to-the-home network for residents without any access to internet service.
Martin says the second phase tackles another component of the digital divide by ensuring everyone has equitable access to fast, reliable internet coverage.
Residents may access the survey here.