This page shares the results of the 2016 Eastern Upper Peninsula Internet Access Survey (IAS).

EUPRPDC conducted the IAS to gather critical data on access to internet throughout the region, and gauge the demand for improved services. EUPRPDC recognizes broadband internet access as a key community and economic development issue in the region. The survey was conducted during the summer and fall of 2016. To ensure all households and businesses in the region had the chance to respond, EUPRPDC directly mailed out 27,934 surveys, provided the survey online, and had hard-copy versions available its office. With a response rate of 8.6% (2,409), EUPRPDC believes the survey, in terms of rate of response, was a resounding success. Now the work begins to show regional internet service providers that there is demand in the region.

Please follow this link to view the data on an interactive GIS map: CLICK HERE TO VIEW MAP. If the map does not appear right away, click the “MAP” toggle in the bar at the top.

Please follow this link to our Google Drive and download the interactive dashboard that was prepared using Excel: CLICK HERE TO GET DASHBOARD. To use the interactive functions of the dashboard, one must right click on the file, download it, open it in Excel, and click “Enable Editing.”

To view a copy of the original survey, please click on the following link: 2016 EUP Internet Access Survey.

Below are charts that summarize the region-wide data.