Redland City Council is asking all city business owner operators to take part in an online survey as part of efforts to improve the city’s internet services and connectivity.
The survey available through Your Say Redlands is being conducted as part of a review of current and planned broadband infrastructure for the city aimed at identifying gaps in both coverage and capacity.
Acting Redland City Mayor Wendy Boglary encouraged all Redland city businesses to help by taking time to complete the 10 minute survey which will be available and open online for the next month beginning on Wednesday 21 September.
“The Survey is part of the review recommended by the newly formed Redland City Economic Development Advisory Board” Cr Boglary said.
“The Board’s recommendation follows University of Queensland independent research in 2015 that again confirmed past 2013 survey findings that internet connectivity continues to be an economic impediment across the city.
“In recommending the review as one if its first Advisory Board recommendations, the Board argued strongly that fast and reliable internet infrastructure is a key economic development enabler for the city.
“The survey, designed to better understand business usage and service impediments, is just one part of Council’s two part business internet review process.
“The second component being undertaken by Council, is an examination of the current and proposed broadband infrastructure and an attempt to identify gaps in the Redlands that would benefit from additional infrastructure.
“Council’s Information Management Office and its CIO are engaging directly with leading network providers to better understand their network capacity and future solutions.
“These conversations may help provide us with clear opportunities for future partnerships that address our cities infrastructure needs and fill any gaps.
“We want to be a city at the leading edge of business and technology innovation and that requires consistent and expandable internet capacity not a slow speed and patchy network.
“Whether it is facilitating consistent customer services through the growing “brick and click” retail business trend or providing the essential broadband capacity for high value low footprint professional service businesses – consistent service and capacity is fundamental.”