There are many ways that the assessment tools can be used to gather data for the Regional Broadband Plans. Originally, all of the assessment tools were in the Broadband workbook, but have been lifted from there, reviewed, and edited. (They may still require a few minor changes depending on your community in order to make it all flow).
Using & Implementing the Online Workbook
Suggested Planning Process
Technology Trends for Communities
►Identify a group of people who you think have an interest or knowledge of the section you are asking them to help you with. Invite them to help gather data by explaining to them the importance of gathering information to prepare a Regional Broadband Plan that will help educate leaders and businesses in rural communities on the added value of broadband in business and put a plan into place to provide higher broadband speeds in the future.
►Review the assessments that you will work with and share with individuals you contact that the assessment will require some time. Some assessments will take 30 minutes or less and a couple of them may require as much as an hour.
►Set a date and time, or several dates and times to implement the assessment.
►Set a date for completing assessments. Might be one month from time of implementation.
►Then determine the best way to get people to complete the assessment.
►Report back to your coach the number of contacts you made and number of assessments you think were completed.