(20 ILCS 661/5)
With respect to high speed Internet services and information technology, the General Assembly finds the following:
(1) The deployment and adoption of high speed
Internet services and information technology has resulted in enhanced economic development and public safety for the State's communities, improved health care and educational opportunities, and a better quality of life for the State's residents.
(2) Continued progress in the deployment and adoption
of high speed Internet services and information technology is vital to ensuring that this State remains competitive and continues to create business and job growth.
(3) The State must encourage and support the
partnership of the public and private sectors in the continued growth of high speed Internet and information technology for the State's residents and businesses.
(4) Local governmental entities play a role in
assessing the needs of their communities with respect to high speed Internet services and information technology.
(Source: P.A. 95-684, eff. 10-19-07.)