Kentucky Government Conducting Broadband Survey

by Gabe Bullard on April 23, 2010

by Gabe Bullard

Kentucky state government is asking broadband users to take part in a statewide internet survey.

Users can log on to a state website that will check their location and connection speed. The information will be used to develop a map of internet access and quality in the commonwealth.

Finance Cabinet spokesperson Cindy Lanham says the call for users to participate in the survey went out Thursday and the response has been strong so far.

“People get the idea that their input is needed to make decisions that could impact economic development, they could impact their local school district, and impact their homes and their businesses,” she says.

The survey is funded with a $2.1 million stimulus grant. Lanham says once the map is created, it will be used to create a plan for improving access. That plan will be used to apply for more federal funds. To take the survey, click here for the home test and here for the business survey.

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Tom Currie April 23, 2010 at 10:51 pm

The Broadband Survey would be more useful is the company the state hired was technically competent and had configured their web form so that it did not crash when the user clicks the submit button:

Server Error in ‘/broadbandpublicsurvey_KY’ Application.

Runtime Error
Description: An application error occurred on the server. The current custom error settings for this application prevent the details of the application error from being viewed remotely (for security reasons). It could, however, be viewed by browsers running on the local server machine.

Details: To enable the details of this specific error message to be viewable on remote machines, please create a tag within a “web.config” configuration file located in the root directory of the current web application. This tag should then have its “mode” attribute set to “Off”.

Notes: The current error page you are seeing can be replaced by a custom error page by modifying the “defaultRedirect” attribute of the application’s configuration tag to point to a custom error page URL.

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