GRADD wireless 300OWENSBORO, Ky. (9/26/13) – Green River Area Development District (GRADD) and Internet service provider Q-Wireless conducted a comprehensive survey of the 3,400-plus ConnectGRADD, Inc. (CGI) regional broadband subscribers this summer.

The results showed the majority of customers to be satisfied with their service. More than 80 percent said that they would recommend ConnectGRADD to a friend, and 86 percent of respondents rated their Internet connection as reliable.

Over 55 percent of residential subscribers reported using ConnectGRADD to access online education/training courses, and nearly 14 percent utilized their connection for home-based business activity—results that pleased Webster County judge/executive Jim Townsend, who serves as CGI chairman.

“ConnectGRADD was conceived to level the playing field for our rural residents,” said Townsend. “And it is gratifying to see it providing new opportunities for both education and economic development.”

As an incentive to complete the survey, three random respondents were selected to receive 12 months of free basic service.

The ConnectGRADD, Inc. regional broadband initiative—one of the first of its kind in the nation—was launched in 2007. It represents a unique partnership between Q-Wireless, GRADD, and the region’s seven county fiscal courts (Daviess, Hancock, Henderson, McLean, Ohio, Union and Webster) to provide affordable, high-speed Internet access to rural residents.

The CGI network currently consists of 58 transmission towers across the region. Recent tower upgrades have increased available download speeds to 6 Mbps in parts of Daviess, McLean, Ohio and Webster counties.

Also this summer, the Daviess County Parks Department began offering free Wi-Fi access via ConnectGRADD to patrons visiting Panther Creek Park.

For more information about ConnectGRADD or to see if service is available in your area, please 1-877-GRADD-411 (1-877-472-3341).

SurfKY News
Information provided by Woody Maglinger your social media marketing partner

LIKE SurfKY on Facebook - Click here to LIKE us now.

© Copyright 2015 SurfKY News Group, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, or rewritten without permission. SurfKY News encourages you to share this story on social media.

Weather Sponsored by

1 DOW 17,084.49
+33.74 (0.20%)    
2 S&P 2,014.89
+1.46 (0.07%)    
3 NASDAQ 4,830.47
+19.68 (0.41%)    

In Other News...

Multiple Vehicle Collision Results in Injury

HENDERSON, Ky. (10/8/15) — According to a Henderson Police Department report, HPD responded to a multiple vehicle… Read More

Six 2015 Dodge Chargers Added to HPD Fleet

HENDERSON, Ky. (10/8/15) — Earlier this week, the Henderson Police Department added six new Dodge Chargers to our… Read More

Most Read This Week

October 06, 2015 4813

County Passes Occupational Tax Ordinance

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
October 07, 2015 4676

Alleged Attempt to Hide Meth in Doughnuts Results…

by SurfKY News
October 05, 2015 4051

Four Charged with Drug Offenses after Motel…

by SurfKY News
October 06, 2015 3740

Dawson Man Charged with Cultivating Marijuana,…

by SurfKY News
October 07, 2015 3184

Vehicle Overturns during Two-Car Collision

by Rita Dukes Smith, SurfKY News Director

Most Read This Month

September 16, 2015 13334

Mining Accident Fatality - Update

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
September 30, 2015 11401

Dawson Woman Dead After Princeton Factory…

by SurfKY News

Stories Trending Now

October 08, 2015 1279

Madisonville Police Department Reports Released -…

by SurfKY News
October 08, 2015 1136

Hopkins County Health Department Food Scores Thru…

by SurfKY News
October 08, 2015 1080

Local Pastor's Son Filming Documentary about…

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
October 08, 2015 831

Work Zone Lane Restriction on Pennyrile Pkwy Set…

by SurfKY News
October 08, 2015 732

Democratic Candidate for Governor Jack Conway…

by SurfKY News
October 08, 2015 714

Registration for Free 'Project Hire Kentucky'…

by SurfKY News
October 08, 2015 599

UPDATE: Mortons Gap Boil Water Advisory Lifted

by SurfKY News
October 09, 2015 580

Travis Ipox Appointed as New Agency Manager of…

by SurfKY News
October 08, 2015 570

Guns - Stopping That One Person

by SurfKY News
October 08, 2015 567

UK Announces Major Outreach Initiative for…

by SurfKY News