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By Carrie Pitzer
During Monday night's Orchard board meeting, the board received an update on the grant application regarding improving the Internet speeds available in Orchard.
Lowell Schroeder, community planner with the Northeast Nebraska Economic Development District, and Carrie Pitzer of Pitzer Digital, LLC are preparing a survey for Orchard residents and businesses that will provide necessary data for the grant application for the Nebraska Public Service Commission in regard to the needs of the community.
Pitzer told the board they plan to send surveys through the Village office, have surveys available online and publish them in The Orchard News. The data will then be compiled and included in the documentation.
“In order to move forward with the application, we have to put together budgetary numbers for the project,” Pitzer said. “We have people working on the cost analysis, so our next step is to survey the community. We have to provide data as to what the need is for Internet for residents and businesses.”
The board members read the proposed survey questions and added to the questionnaire. The survey will be available soon.