In the MD of Willow Creek Strategic Plan 2022-26, Council has recognized the goal of improving Internet accessibility to the majority of MD residents and businesses as a key priority.
What is Broadband?
Broadband internet describes highspeed internet can be accomplished in various ways, such as by using coaxial cables, fibre-optic cables, and radio waves. This minimum target speed of 50 Mbps download and 10 Mbps upload speed has been set by the CRTC (Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission). Access to highspeed internet is important for allowing residents to access information, consume media and work remotely.
As part of its efforts to bridge the digital divide in the MD, Council has approved a Broadband Study.
To help facilitate the study, internet speeds throughout the municipality are being collected. To help assist us please run a speed test by clicking on the below link.
The study will look at improving the service by partnering with ISPs to construct infrastructure with available grant funding.
The MD has in the past used grant funding opportunities to build and own 12 towers that are leased out to ISPs to provide services. They are primarily located in the porcupine hills that was identified as an underserviced area at the time.