High Speed Internet
Country Folks Seek High-Speed Internet
Has not our access to High-Speed Internet become essential? Although it’s fun to pipedream a public network, most of us, outside a few towns and villages, must – of sad necessity – take matters into our own hands, erect our own parabolic antennas, and then pay up to four times the price for what city dwellers have long enjoyed.
In an attempt to solve a problem common to many Quebec regions, the Minister of Municipal Affairs, Regions and Land Occupation initiated the “Communautés rurales branchées” program at the beginning of 2009. It helps non-profit organizations channel financial aid towards the purchase of communication equipment and software programs that facilitate High-Speed Internet service for every building and residence.
Our MRC qualifies for this program and on April 8th, 2009, the Council of Mayors greenlit initial steps towards full implementation of high-speed connectivity throughout this entire region.
Identifying both requirements and appropriate solutions should help to clarify our demands for financial aid as early as autumn. We can, in all probability, hope for an answer by spring of 2010 and, given the go-ahead, work begins soon thereafter.
High-Speed Internet Service for everyone, for everywhere? We can certainly hope so. One thing is irrefutable, like the future, it’s coming your way.