Mar 02, 2011 11:34 PM EST
by Sabrina Salas Matanane
Guam – One of these days you just might receive a phone call asking about your Internet habits. Don’t worry, it’s not a scam – rather, it’s part of a project paid for by federal stimulus funds to map the island’s broadband capabilities.
The One Economy Corporation was awarded the grant to conduct the mapping in the territory and according to president Moustafa Mourad they will also survey island residents about their online usage.
“We are supposed to map where the broadband connections are we’re supposed to identify if there are certain areas or communities that are underserved by broadband and in the process we also want to find out what are the attitudes of people on Guam towards information technology toward the Internet,” he said. “Do they see value in it what will it take for them to actually be willing to pay a subscription fee? What sort of content would be most helpful to them in their daily lives?”
One Economy is a national non-profit corporation. Aside from phone surveys the company will be conducting a series of town hall meetings to gather the public’s input, the first of which is set to be held thisevening at Adelup.