By Carley Porter Daily Herald
Jun 18, 2019

Roughly 96% of American Fork residents have internet access, according to Mayor Brad Frost. But Frost believes the city can do better.

“We really want to have some good connectivity within our city limits,” he said.

Which is why American Fork has commissioned a market study and feasibility report presented in a Tuesday afternoon work session, as well as surveys to get resident feedback on the proposed idea of a broadband infrastructure being built throughout the developed parts of the city. 

According to the market study and feasibility report, out of 840 residents who responded to a broadband survey, 89% indicated interest in having access to “Gigabit fiber,” and 87% of respondents agreed the city should help facilitate better internet access. Almost half of residents said internet accessibility affected where they chose to live.