Survey - Internet

Interest Questionnaire for Improved Broadband, High Speed Internet
in the Town of Maple Plain


If you missed the Town's Interest Questionnaire Survey, you can still help with getting Improved Broadband/High Speed Internet.

Why? - The Public Service Commission (PSC) determines the thresholds/parameters for grant funding. The PSC is considering whether those with 25MB download and 3MB upload speeds should NOT be included in grant funding.

Who? - The PSC gathers information regarding internet speeds from the telecommunication utility/internet provider directly, not the consumer.

How? - If consumers are NOT experiencing the 25MB x 3MB speeds they are paying for to their provider, the way to directly and accurately communicate this to the PSC is by completing the PSC's Wisconsin Internet Self Report (WISER) online survey which has a internet speed test.

START HERE - Please communicate to the Wisconsin Public Service Commission about your broadband experience via the Wisconsin Internet Self Report (WISER) online survey. You may find it and other useful information on their Consumer Resource page: 

The purpose of the survey distributed in June - July 2023 was to gauge the need and interest of improved broadband internet in the Town of Maple Plain, Barron County, Wisconsin. To maintain the integrity of data and any grant applications, only Town of Maple Plain residents and property owners of improved parcels within the Town were to respond.*

*One survey response per property was permitted. A link to conduct a speed test was provided. A confirmation statement appeared once the survey had been successfully submitted.

Data collected in this survey will be shared with partnering internet provider(s) and within application(s) for local, State, and/or Federal funding. Survey responses will be maintained as whole data wherever feasible, and there will be limitations to the sharing of personal information such as email addresses and telephone numbers. The name, including mailing address, of real estate property owners is data that has already been public information, e.g. plat books and assessment rolls. The Town Clerk is the records custodian for the information obtained in the survey.

Testimonials may be beneficial in a grant application. If you are interested in sharing your unique experiences or challenges with internet connectivity or internet speeds, such as for business or online learning, please contact the clerk indicate your interest and provide contact information to reach you, email or telephone.

The deadline to complete this survey was July 20, 2023. The Town Board extends its appreciation to those that participated and the cooperation in this endeavor. Thank you.

Use the following link to access the survey results:  Town of Maple Plain Survey Results regarding High Speed Internet via Google Forms