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Rural Access to Broadband Internet Technology

The Town's RABIT Task Force is a Task Force of Council for matters related to the development, implementarion and progress monitoring of sustainable solutions for Rural Access Broadband Internet in the Town of The Blue Mountains.

May 2021 Internet Speed Test Challenge: https://www.thebluemountains.ca/speed-test.cfm 

Interested in knowing which Internet Service Providers operate in your area? Check the National Broadband Internet Service Availability Map: https://www.ic.gc.ca/app/sitt/bbmap/hm.html?lang=eng 

On May 5, 2021 Council held a Public Meeting on behalf of the Rural Access to Broadband Internet Technology (RABIT) Task Force to discuss the following:

  • Task Force Purpose and Mandate
  • Work Undertaken to Date
  • The Blue Mountains Internet Speed Test Challenge
  • The Blue Mountains Rural Internet Needs

Public Meeting Notice

Internet Service Provider Public Information Centre

On February 16, 2021 the RABIT Task Force hosted a Public Information Centre to learn from Internet Service Providers the opportunities and challenges that exist with respect to servicing the Town of The Blue Mountains, and especially the rural areas, with reliable high-speed internet.

*NOTE: Telesat and Gentek also attended but did not provide presentations

If you require any of the presentations in an alternate format, contact the Executive Assistant Committees of Council

The Task Force's current composition is:

  • 2 members of Council, and Mayor as ex-officio
    • Deputy Mayor Rob Potter, Chair
    • Councillor Rob Sampson
    • Mayor Alar Soever, ex-officio

Staff resources:

  • Chief Administrative Officer
  • Additional Town staff, as approved
  • Administrative Assistant

Meeting Documents

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Shawn Everitt
Chief Administrative Officer
519-599-3131 x234

Rob Potter
Deputy Mayor
519-599-3131 x407