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Access to Broadband Internet still a concern for Lake Of Bays residents

Access to Broadband Internet still a concern for Lake Of Bays residents

Posted: 2022-09-01 07:41:57 By: thebay

On Monday August 24, The Township of Lake of Bays including Mayor Terry Glover, CAO Bryan Brown, and Superintendent of Public Works Steve Peace, met with Muskoka District Chair John Klinck, Muskoka District Commissioner of Engineering and Public Works James Steele as well as President of local Internet Service Provider (ISP) Matthew Young at the Municipal office in Dwight to discuss broadband accessibility in the Township of Lake of Bays.

The goal of the meeting was to bring together an industry expert and regulation overseers to hold open discussions focused on overcoming barriers and roadblocks that ISPs face when it comes to the expansion and implementation of Fiber infrastructure throughout the area.

The meeting progressed to on-site visits of some key Lake of Bays roads and communities where SPY Underground Cable & Communications president, Matthew Young went over the processes of laying fiber infrastructure with those in attendance, as well as the challenges faced both on an industry and a municipal level.

The town says the meeting was yet another step for municipal Public Works and ISPs to come together and discuss issues surrounding future fiber infrastructure implementation across Lake of Bays and throughout Muskoka and to continue working with internet service providers and funding partners to help bring accessible, affordable high-speed broadband to the area.