The U.S. Census Bureau records indicate that Internet usage in the city of Laurens is less than the
rest of Laurens County and less than many other areas of South Carolina. This fact negatively
impacts our education system, healthcare, and economic development now and more importantly in the
future as we move toward a more digital economy. The city of Laurens and the Laurens Commission of
Public Works is working to resolve this important concern.

The first step is to conduct a survey of individuals and businesses in and around the city of
Laurens. This survey will direct participants to an Internet speed test web site to determine how
fast the Internet speed is in their homes and places of business. If you are a Laurens CPW
customer, you will be receiving an email message with a link to take this important survey.

Depending on the results of this survey, Laurens may be eligible for a federally funded project
that will significantly improve Internet speeds for all city residents and businesses.

If you wish, you can log on and take the survey using the instructions below. It only takes a
minute or two, and by participating, you will automatically be entered into a drawing for one of
ten $25-dollar Mainstreet gift cards.

How to complete the survey:

1. Connect to your broadband provider's network or WiFi - do not use a cellular connection.

2. Open your Internet browser to Speedtest.net. Hit "GO" to get the results.

3. Open another browser tab or window and go to:
     or click on the link provided by email. Answer the questions.

4. Click "Done" - and you're done!

Thank you for your participation!