Strathcona County is trying to improve their rural internet service.
The county is working to improve internet access for residents before the Rural Internet Access Program comes to a close at the end of 2017.
Since 2014, the program has enhanced internet in hard-to-reach areas by adding local internet towers, or upgrading existing towers to boost signal reach.
“Through partnering with the private sector we have improved internet service in over 40 rural subdivisions and surrounding areas with, so far, nearly 700 more households subscribing to high-speed internet,” said mayor Roxanne Carr.
The Strathcona County Library is also using the program to enhance internet service at a number of rural community halls, better equipping these facilities for programs and events.
“We are pleased to have been able to enhance internet access for thousands of residents and we want to make sure that any remaining gaps in service are addressed before the program ends,” added Carr.