Residents asked to help with expansion of high-speed Internet service in Huron County

February 1, 2017

The County of Huron is working together with the local Internet service providers to expand access to high-speed broadband in our region.

Residents are being asked to participate in a brief survey and conduct Internet speed tests from their homes and businesses to provide information about their Internet service. This information will be used to support an application to the Connect to Innovate program, which is a Government of Canada fund dedicated to expanding broadband in rural and remote areas.

“Participation in this survey is voluntary, but the information is vital to the success of future funding applications,” said Warden Jim Ginn. “If you support the expansion of high-speed internet in Huron County, now is the time to participate.”

The online survey can be accessed at http://internetsurvey.cni.on.ca/survey.php, or by visiting the huroncounty.ca homepage for the link. For more information, please contact your local service provider:

Hay Communications

hay@hay.net

(888) 831-4333

http://www.hay.net

Tuckersmith Communications Co-operative LTD

tcc@tcc.on.ca

(888) 263-8225

http://www.tcc.on.ca

Hurontel

service@hurontel.on.ca

(877) 395-3800

http://www.hurontel.on.ca

Under Council’s direction, county staff have been working with local Internet service providers to develop made-in-Huron solutions to connect our residents to high-speed broadband service. This work has already yielded progress with the announcement on January 23rd, 2017 of a successful application to the Small Communities Fund for a project that will connect or improve the connection of nearly a thousand homes (929), several small businesses and one school in Huron County.

For more information contact:

Susan Cronin, County Clerk
519.524.8394 (ext 3257)
scronin@huroncounty.ca