Elmore County Commissioner Bart Mercer serves on the National Association of Counties (NACo) Broadband Task Force. The NACo Broadband Task Force is currently made up of 42 county leaders (full list below) with the same goal in mind – “if you can’t connect… you can’t compete”.
During NACo’s Annual Conference, the Broadband Task Force released their report “Broadband Task Force: High-Speed Internet Is Essential For All Counties”. The report is only a preliminary summary of the Task Force’s efforts and county officials will continue to produce new reports, policy recommendations, case studies, and how-to resources to help guide county officials throughout various stages of broadband deployment.
In the report, an example case study showcased was Elmore County’s Public Wi-Fi Hotspot Program – Virtual Learning. Information about Elmore County’s case study is below. The full report from the Taskforce can also be viewed here.