Greater Danbury area towns are looking to improve internet service. Ridgefield First Selectman Rudy Marconi says there's been complaints about slow and inconsistent internet service in the community, and municipal leaders are looking into new options for high-speed broadband. He's heard from businesses along the Route 7 corridor that their service goes down, on average, once a week and in some cases is not considered broadband at all.
He's calling on residents and business owners to complete an Internet Satisfaction Survey. Marconi says the results will determine if the town should explore having a high-speed fiber network.
He notes that internet service has been one of the hottest topics during the pandemic because the dramatic spike in residential internet use has put enormous strain on existing cable infrastructure and has created an inconsistent internet experience. Marconi says access to fast, affordable, and reliable broadband service is critical for the economy, future growth, and quality-of-life.
Ridgefield’s latest plan of Conservation and Development recommends high-speed fiber to be deployed to all corners of town. Fiber is considered the gold standard for connectivity, moving data at the speed of light, and is only limited by the capacity of attached electronics.
The survey will close May 20th.