In 2021, the MSD received $50,000 of EDA CARES Act funding to complete a digital infrastructure study with its member communities. The project officially kicked off in February 2022, with the consultant analyzing available data related to broadband access and community assets. The first opportunity for residents to participate was to engage in the Utah Internet Speed Test Campaign to better understand internet speeds within their communities. The project was completed in May 2022.
MSD Digital Infrastructure Assessment & Action Plan
Following the completion of the Assessment and Action Plan, a presentation was given to the MSD Board of Trustees. Each member-community decides if and how it wants to pursue the recommendations in the Plan. Long range planning staff provide support to their communities in the form of data collection, community engagement, project planning, and grant writing.