Nebraska economic development group launches broadband mapping initiative
16 Mar 2021
LINCOLN — An economic development group is making a push to see just how disconnected rural Nebraska is when it comes to broadband access.
The Nebraska Regional Officials Council launched a statewide broadband mapping initiative last month. Tom Bliss helps oversee the project as the Executive Director of the Southeast Nebraska Development District. He says the initiative aims to get accurate data on internet speeds across the state.
“One of the things we’re hoping we can do it hold the provider’s feet to the fire and bring them to the table, encourage them to make investments into these small towns," Bliss said. "This data will hopefully be able to drive that conversation or drive that investment.”