High-speed internet access is increasingly important in everyday life, whether it’s required for school, business or even entertainment. The Township recognizes that many residents & businesses have inadequate access to what is now considered a basic service.
Canada's telecom regulator (CRTC) has declared that high-speed internet is now a basic service, just like a current landline/telephone.
Current Initiatives & Advocacy
Staff continue to work with local Internet Service Providers(ISP) and advocate on behalf of the Municipality with various levels of government.
How You Can Help
Please stay tuned, we will have more information and updates in the coming weeks as the Task Force kicks off and community input initiatives begin. We thank all of you that have already provided your comments and feedback.
Internet Service Providers
In rural areas of the Township land-line/Fibre based Internet service options can be limited, challenges seem to be found in areas with less population density. This can also not only mean limited options, but it can also be cost prohibitive and issues with hills and forested terrain add addtional challenges. Internet access in these areas are mainly through wireless connections. To assist residents in finding Internet connectivity options that may be available in rural areas of the Township, the municipality has gathered publicly available information about options from the following providers who provide service in the Township:
*If you are a service provider and don't see your information on the list please contact the Township.
The Township is continuing to gather information to share with our residents and businesses that will include more information about what Internet Service Providers(ISPs) are available in Oro-Medonte.
Internet Connectivity Task Force
To identify broadband initiatives and to advance the goals of the Economic Development Strategy specific to internet, including; exploring mechanisms and best practices of how to facilitate high-speed internet expansion in the Township. The Internet Connectivity Task Force (ICTF) will provide feedback to staff who will share information to Council & the Economic Development Roundtable.
For more information please see the Mandate & Guidelines PDF
Applications Are Now Being Accepted for the Task Force
Applications will close July 8, 2020 4pm
Applications will be reviewed week of July 8th.
Due to potentially tight funding timelines this Task Force is expected to kick off and move forward quickly.