Broadband Internet Project

Summary

In September 2019, Haldimand County Council formally adopted 8 corporate priorities for the 2018-2022 term. One of these priorities is bringing high-speed, reliable internet service to all Haldimand County residents. Council approved a two step process involving (1) the identification of interested internet service providers and (2) a Negotiated Request for Proposals process to select a provider.

The Broadband Internet Project was identified as vital for a number of reasons:

  • There are areas of the County with limited/no internet service providers
  • There are a large number of home-based businesses that do not have high speed internet
  • Large farming operations require high speed internet access for daily operations
  • There are evident social inequalities in communities where lack of high speed internet is impacting students and residents’ abilities to access information or services
  • High-speed internet will foster economic prosperity & help retain and attract business in Haldimand County
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