Regional District hopes to close the digital divide

The Regional District of Fraser-Fort George (RDFFG) is working together with the District of Mackenzie, Village of McBride and Village of Valemount to get a better understanding of how Internet and cellular service within the region can be improved. To assist in this work RDFFG has contracted with TANEx Engineering Corporation, a British Columbia engineering consulting firm specializing in technology and communications.

The first step in this process is to identify the current state of connectivity throughout the region. Residents and business owners in the region are invited to provide input into what cellular and Internet services are being utilized, where the service gaps are and where people would like to see service improved.

Surveys are 100% confidential and available online. Hard copies of the surveys are also available at the District of Mackenzie office or by contacting the Regional District office at 1-800-667-1959.

“Closing the connectivity gap in our rural and remote areas is critical for not only the immediate need of keeping our residents safe and able to participate in an online world but is critical in positioning our region as a viable place to live and do business.”

Survey for residents is here: www.surveymonkey.com/r/rdffg-res
Survey for business operators here: www.surveymonkey.com/r/rdffg-bus

Test the speed and quality of your Internet through this free, confidential link: performance.cira.ca/fraserfortgeorgehttp://performance.cira.ca/fraserfortgeorge

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