Connectivity: Internet and Cell phones

In 2017 our members passed a resolution regarding connectivity. Our members were clear: access to high speed internet and cell phone coverage is critical for all communities.  It can assist in supporting public safety, economic development, health care, education and public services.  Many consider connectivity an essential service.

pdf Resolution 3 - Connectivity and High-Speed Internet PASSED (115 KB)

In this resolution our members requested a province-wide strategy with timelines and a funding plan to ensure all communities are able to access highspeed internet connections to support economic development, education and health outcomes.  A considerable amount of work has since been done to address this issue at the provincial level, and some of the resources and output of that work are available here:

Workshop

Members also requested that the province collaborate with municipalities to identify the appropriate role for municipalities to support solutions to the connectivity issues in their communities and asked that we host a workshop to help municipalities understand the provincial strategy and the role municipalities are and could be playing to ensure their communities are connected and not disadvantaged due to their connectivity challenges.  We held this workshop on October 11th, 2018.  The presentation materials from this workshop are available here: