The North Carolina Broadband Infrastructure Office with the Friday Institute at NC State University is conducting a 5-minute survey to gather data on Internet connectivity for North Carolina households and businesses. The data will be used to inform research, policy and funding recommendations to assist communities where Internet access is inadequate. Click here to take the survey online.
This survey includes an optional Internet speed test. If your home or business currently has Internet service, please take this survey from that location.
The North Carolina Broadband Survey is designed to gather information on locations without adequate Internet access and speeds in the state. The information gathered from the survey will:
- Provide clear data to guide investment of funds through the state’s Growing Rural Economies with Access to Technology (GREAT) grant program
- Inform research and policy recommendations
- Support strategic targeting of additional funding streams
For locations being reported without Internet service, the survey can be taken by phone. Residents without Internet service but with phones capable of text messaging can text the word INTERNET to (919) 750-0553. Standard text messaging rates will apply.
Residents with landlines or cellphones that do not have texting capability may place a voice call to (919) 750-0553. An interactive voice response system will guide them through a series of short questions to obtain the caller’s address and register it in the database as having no Internet capability at all.