The purpose of this survey is to learn about how the Internet affects remote, rural and First Nation communities in British Columbia, like your community.
Filling in the survey will not take more than 15-20 minutes. Please answer as many of the questions as you can. If you are not sure of the exact answer, but have some ideas, put in your best guess. If you do not feel comfortable answering a question, please mark that.
We are studying how things change as people get more used to broadband Internet. We are looking at these changes over a five-year period. For that reason, we would like to come back to you every year for five years and ask you to complete the survey again.
To be able to find you again, we do need your name and contact information. This will be kept completely separate from your answers to the survey, which will be combined with other people’s answers so your privacy will be respected and protected. No one, including the study administrators, will know how you answered the questions.
We want to learn as much as we can about the 151 communities we are studying. The results of this study will be combined with other information we have collected, from interviews and other places.
We will share the results of the survey with you and with your community. We hope you will find the study useful. If you have any ideas about questions you want asked or things you would like to know, please email Richard Smith, our lead researcher (firstname.lastname@example.org).
And just before you start...
In this survey, we use the term "broadband." We mean a fast Internet service that is "always on." We are including satellite. If you have Internet access that requires you to dial a number, then you have dial-up.