The Municipality of North Grenville is continuing its efforts to improve rural broadband in North Grenville and is undergoing a broadband study.
It has retained Storm Internet in partnership with CIP CommTech Inc. to provide a highly technical engineering analysis of the areas where North Grenville has been historically under-served, and how to bridge those gaps in reliable internet connections.
The study builds on an internet survey that North Grenville launched in the summer of 2020 in partnership with the Canadian Internet Registry Association. The preliminary data from that survey revealed that parts of North Grenville often experience one fifth the speeds of more urban areas.
“Clearly, the ongoing pandemic has made our broadband challenges all the more urgent, especially with multiple users in the same household requiring a stable high-speed connection. This study takes us one step closer to identifying a Connectivity Plan for the future,” said Mayor Nancy Peckford.
“It will also support concerted efforts by the over 100 municipalities who comprise the Eastern Ontario Regional Network to establish a gig to every home, institution and business in Eastern Ontario,” Nancy emphasized..
The report’s findings will be presented to members of the Municipal Community and Economic Development Advisory Committee (CEDAC) who will then provide recommendations to Council.
“The more input we get from residents and businesses, the better equipped we’ll be,” added Deputy Mayor Jim McManaman. To take part in the survey visit the links below.