On May 22, 2012 FedNor issued a press release entitled “Government of Canada investment to enhance broadband services across Northern Ontario”. The gist of the release was that one of the sister CBN’s had been provided $ 125,000 in funding to carry out a study with the following objectives.
- Conduct a gap analysis study to identify areas in Northern Ontario that need improved broadband services;
- Map service areas; and
- Identify fibre optic access points.
This information will be mapped to a GIS data base.
Blue Sky Net and its project consultant Barrie Crampton is in the process of contacting communities within the Algoma District for their input. ‘
This is in addition to information already provided by ADnet and the other CBN’s.
It is expected the study will be completed by the end of 2012 and result in a clearer idea where gaps exist in Internet coverage across the north.