Hobart Conducting Internet Survey; Citizen Opinions Wanted

nitcopic1Businesses need it to operate properly, students need it to complete homework, and medical, governmental, and educational institutions are relying on it to ensure that things run smoothly at all times. We are talking about high-speed Internet and the flow of information from one point to another.

Although it might be in high demand, high-speed Internet is still not available for everyone. This causes strain in many different ways for communities.

The city leaders of Hobart are looking to gain the input of its citizens to learn of their viewpoints regarding the economic development opportunities of enhanced data transmission. Hobart is working towards providing more options for businesses in the way of high-speed Internet to promote the economic development of the city. But first, the city leaders are interested in hearing from its citizens about their wants and needs when it comes to Internet connection, as well as how they believe the city should move forward with the Internet project.

Areas of importance are how high-speed Internet will affect the economic development, educational development, and community development of Hobart. The goal of the survey is to gain insight from citizens regarding what is important for the city to focus on as plans progress for high-speed Internet.

You can share your point of view with the city by taking the survey here.

The survey is being conducted by NITCO/Yates Engineering, as part of a fiber optic design strategy contracted for by The City of Hobart. The responses from the survey will help the city understand your needs for enhanced data transmission through the utilization of its Fiber Network. If you have questions or would like more information about this project, please email hobartsurvey@nitco.net.

NITCO (Northwestern Indiana Telephone Company, Inc.) is northwest Indiana’s premier provider of broadband, telecommunications, fiber optic infrastructure and telephone service. Since 1939 NITCO has been serving the residents of Lake, Porter, Jasper and Newton Counties and is currently upgrading its communications infrastructure to meet the needs of residential, commercial and Industrial customers of all sizes. www.nitco.com

Yates Engineering Services (YES), Bloomington, IN is a leader in fiber and telecommunications engineering and design services. With a combined 500 years of experience in the field YES partners with Telco’s and Municipalities to determine future growth with fiber and other communications applications. www.yesrus.com