Thursday, June 21, 2018
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Response to fiber optic surveys ‘overwhelming’

How the community has responded to completing and sending in a survey about local telecommunication service has exceeded the expectations of a company collecting data.
    That is according to Nate Wyatt, who chairs the Gothenburg Improvement Company’s fiber infrastructure committee.
    “The company said that we responded well in excess of any community they’ve worked with,” Wyatt said.
    He said Tuesday that good data has been received from paper and on-line surveys that were sent in city utility bills and made available on the Internet.
    The GIC sent out the technology assessment survey about phone, Internet and television usage available a few weeks ago.
    Such information is valuable in recruiting someone to provide those services locally, Wyatt said.
    City utility bills are due April 20 which is when Wyatt said he hopes the remainder of the surveys will be returned.
    At Tuesday night’s Gothenburg City Council meeting, city administrator Bruce Clymer said the office had received more than 1,000 surveys.