New Survey Aims to Map Broadband Need

Tompkins County is urging residents and local businesses to fill out a survey from New York State to help map broadband internet infrastructure and access. Results from the survey will inform the New York State’s Department of Public Service and future efforts to improve broadband access, reliability, and affordability.

The survey takes 5-7 minutes to complete and will assist the agency’s effort to more accurately report where high speed broadband is available and where it is not. Visit by March 18 to take the survey digitally or call the toll-free broadband assessment line at 1-855-NYBBMAP (1-855-692-2627) to receive a paper copy in the mail.

The survey offers an optional “Speed Test” to better understand the broadband speed of the device you are using to connect to the internet. Click on the “Speed Test and Survey” button to take a brief speed test, followed by the short survey. If you are using your cell phone or are not at your home or work device connected to the internet, please click the “Survey Only” button. The survey and speed test are available in English and Spanish.

Any information shared in this survey is private and your name or business name will not be associated with any data collected on the website. 

(source of content: