Benton County has completed a feasibility study that will help to guide the County's broadband efforts. The County thanks the hundreds of County residents who completed the online survey or the postcard survey. The message was clear: Benton County residents want better broadband. Through the study we now have a better understanding of what areas of our County either have no broadband service at all, or the internet service is unacceptably slow. This knowledge will help the County determine where it can make grants to broadband providers to bring much improved fiber broadband to these unserved and underserved areas.
Broadband Feasibility Study
Executive Summary (pdf - 219KB)
Full Report (pdf - 3.7MB)
Benton County Broadband "Request for Information"
This document is for broadband providers interested in applying for grants from Benton County to extend fiber broadband service to underserved and unserved areas of the County. Providers wanting to apply must attend a virtual pre-proposal conference on March 21, 2022 at 10:00 a.m. Other important deadlines can be found in the RFI document.
Download the RFI (pdf - 500KB)
Responses to Provider Questions (pdf - 197KB)
Updated Map of Underserved and Unserved Areas (pdf - 484KB)