The Regional District of Fraser-Fort George board has received the final report from a study that explored gaps in broadband connectivity within the regional district. The study was an initiative of the RDFFG and the municipalities of Mackenzie, McBride and Valemount.
The report provides a strategy for the four local governments to develop options for residents and businesses that do not already have broadband service at the CRTC universal service objective of 50 million bits per second download speed and 10 million bits per second upload speed (“50/10” or the “USO”) to get that service.
It also identifies the strategic steps for the four local governments to consider in advancing that initiative. The board agreed to establish a select committee to further explore the regional district’s role in advancing broadband connectivity in the region.