COUNTY NEWS RELEASE
CTC Technology and Energy, under contract to Los Alamos County, opened the online broadband survey and speed test today, October 14, to all community members. The comprehensive survey and speed test assess broadband availability, affordability, and accessibility throughout the county.
Additionally, Los Alamos County staff invites the public to a Community Broadband Forum on Wednesday, Oct. 19 at 5:30 p.m. The purpose is for the county and its consultant to listen to the community, answer questions and discuss the project’s possible next steps. The meeting is scheduled at the White Rock Fire Station 3 at 129 NM-4 for in-person attendance. Those wishing to join virtually may use the following Zoom link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83127444178.
According to Los Alamos County Broadband Manager Jerry Smith, residents are encouraged to provide their experience with internet speed and reliability in the county by attending the Community Broadband Forum and taking the online survey at https://lacnm.com/BroadbandSurvey. Further, to evaluate the quality and performance of the survey taker’s network and to account for varying conditions, Smith requests these individuals perform online speed tests at their homes multiple times over several days by visiting https://speedsurveyapp.com/surveys/los-alamos/. These results will complement the survey findings from the statistically valid sample, which is also underway.
Smith emphasized that this valuable feedback will assist the county in demonstrating its broadband needs and possibly qualify for federal and state grants geared to assist unserved and underserved communities access high-speed internet.
The survey and speed test will close for everyone by 11:59 p.m. on October 28, 2022. For more information on the County’s broadband initiative, visit the webpage at https://lacnm.com/broadband or drop an email to Jerry.Smith@lacnm.us.