LCUB Asks for Community Participation on Broadband Study

Lenoir City Utilities Board (LCUB) announced that it is launching a comprehensive feasibility study to best examine the broadband needs of its residents and businesses in its service area. LCUB is asking community members to complete a brief online survey regarding broadband/high-speed internet services at residential homes and businesses.

LCUB strives to provide reliable, affordable, and state-of-the-art utility services and understands that it’s critical that residents and businesses are equipped with sufficient, high-speed connectivity to the internet and the many applications, social interactions, and economic opportunities it provides. “Before deciding what role, if any, LCUB can play in advancing the availability of these internet services, we need help from residents and businesses,” said LCUB General Manager M. Shannon Littleton. “We are asking our service community to participate in a brief online survey that can provide us useful information that can guide us in serving our constituents to the best of our ability.”

LCUB is strongly urging residents and businesses to participate in the survey so that sufficient data can be gathered, providing LCUB with information to help determine the best course of action regarding broadband services for its customers.  Access to the survey can be found by clicking HERE.

LCUB has contracted with Magellan Advisors, the nation’s leading broadband and smart city consulting firm, to conduct and assist in the development of this broadband feasibility study. Representatives from Magellan Advisors will meet with community representatives, anchor institutions and businesses to understand their specific broadband needs, determine the “State of Broadband” in the LCUB area, document the challenges and needs of specific stakeholders and propose solutions.