Rural Connections - Project Update
Additional funding has been announced by the province to further support the construction of broadband Internet in Simcoe County. Tiny Township will lead this next phase of Rural Connections with County staff providing technical and project management support. We are in the process of validating the remaining areas of the County that require high speed Internet, and based on that analysis, we will finalize plans for this second phase. Please register on our web site to indicate your interest in acquiring high speed Internet service in your area.
Meanwhile, Bell Aliant is nearing completion of the construction portion of our earlier project. According to their revised plan, all sites should be active by February, 2011. Following that, they will be undertaking a review of the coverage to ensure that service is established as per the Rural Connections contract which specifies over 95% availability across Simcoe County. Again, it is very important that you register on our web site if Bell has not been able to provide you with a reliable Wimax based service. We will be providing them with a list of customers who still require their attention.
Since officially launched in December 2009, the Rural Connections Program has enabled hundreds of citizens to access high speed internet services in rural areas of the County. With the next phase of the project, we’re hoping to reach even more.
For more information, potential Bell customers should go to www.bell.ca or call 1-866-242-0008 and specify Wimax service.
For more information on the Rural Connections Project please visit ruralconnections.simcoe.ca