The fight to bring reliable and affordable broadband to Acadiana’s rural communities has become as important as the fight to bring other rural utilities. Limited broadband internet service prevents access to telemedicine, remote learning, remote working, and e-commerce. Main street businesses are increasingly dependent upon broadband services to access a rapidly changing, global marketplace.
The Acadiana Planning Commission was awarded a grant through USDA to conduct a baseline assessment of broadband access and potential impediments to the expansion of broadband availability. The final result of the Acadiana Broadband Initiative will be a strategic plan for future broadband expansion for the region. To complete this initial assessment and plan we need you to follow the link provided, test your broadband speed, and complete the associated survey. It only takes about a minute and can have lasting positive effects. Please share with friends, family, and colleagues!