Project Description

Ely Business Broadband Survey Results

Research has demonstrated that bringing broadband to rural communities has the potential for significant increases in economic growth. However, broadband coverage alone isn’t enough, how businesses utilize broadband is the key to success.

As part of the City’s Broadband Initiative, Incredible Ely received a grant from the Blandin Foundation, to conduct a survey of how Ely businesses presently use internet services.

Below you can download the Report and the Summary of Survey Findings as a PDF. In the summary you will find the profile of survey respondents, number of business employees, business age, business size, sales from consumers outside of Ely, internet usage, most important use of the internet, what businesses could do differently with quality internet, applications that would be beneficial, staff training, and business recommendations for boosting Ely’s economic development.

The survey looked to gain insights to:

  • Develop baseline information for later measurement of Ely business’ adoption and utilization of upcoming broadband services.

  • Incorporate suggestions and ideas on how to bring year-round economic success to Ely’s downtown.

  • Identify business training needs.

In the Summary of Survey Findings, you will find the profile of survey respondents, number of business employees, business age, business size, sales from consumers outside of Ely, internet usage, most important use of the internet, what businesses could do differently with quality internet, applications that would be beneficial, staff training, and business recommendations for boosting Ely’s economic development.

Thank you to the Ely Business owners for the time taken to compile information for this survey.

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Face-to-Face Interviews
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Provide Customer Service Online
0%
Sell Online
0%
Of Surveyed Businesses have 1-4 Employees
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Telework Daily

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