Survey looks at How Nebraskans are Using Broadband and Cost Benefits

Survey looks at How Nebraskans are Using Broadband and Cost Benefits

The Nebraska Information Technology Commission has partnered with the University of Nebraska Extension, the Nebraska Public Service Commission, the Nebraska Library Commission and Purdue Center for Regional Development to conduct a statewide Digital Readiness survey.

The Digital Readiness survey can be found at 
https://go.unl.edu/bbsurveyThe survey is open to the public and available until May 24. It has only 20 questions (1/4 demographic) and will take about 7-9 minutes to complete.

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APRIL 9, 2018 (LINCOLN, NEB.)  — Digital readiness is key to building
a stronger workforce and strengthening the State’s economy. The University of
Nebraska Extension, the Nebraska Information Technology Commission, the
Nebraska Public Service Commission, and Nebraska Library Commission have
partnered with the Purdue Center for Regional Development to conduct a
statewide Digital Readiness survey. The survey is open to the public and available
until May 24

 

“Broadband availability and digital readiness are fundamental to helping all
Nebraskans realize the benefits of participating in the digital economy,” said
Ed Toner, Chief Information Officer for the State of Nebraska and Chair of the Nebraska
Information Technology Commission.

 

The survey will provide information on how Nebraskans are using broadband at
home and the cost benefits of using broadband technologies. Results from this
survey will help communities, resource providers, and policy makers address
digital readiness and the digital divide. Participation in this survey is
voluntary and is for research purposes only. Results will only be released in
aggregated form removing personal identifiers.

 
“According to the Brookings Institutions, two-thirds of new jobs between 2010 and 2016 required medium to high digital skills,” said Roberto Gallardo, Assistant Director of the Purdue Center for Regional Development. “In order to make sure our communities participate fully in the digital age, we need to better understand how digital-ready they are. This survey will provide key information with implications for workforce development and digital inclusion.”

 

The Purdue Center for Regional Development (PCRD) seeks to pioneer new ideas
and strategies that contribute to regional collaboration, innovation and
prosperity. Founded in 2005, the Center partners with public, private,
nonprofit and philanthropic organizations to identify and enhance the key
drivers of innovation in regions across Indiana, the U.S. and beyond. These
drivers include a vibrant and inclusive civic leadership, a commitment to
collaboration, and the application of advanced data support systems to promote
sound decision-making and the pursuit of economic development investments that
build on the competitive assets of regions.

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Resources:

The Digital Readiness survey can be found at https://go.unl.edu/bbsurvey.

Purdue Center for Regional Development home https://pcrd.purdue.edu