Peace Region scheduled to host Virtual town hall on rural internet access

 The town hall starts at 6:00 PM on Thursday, May 6

 

Peace River-Westlock MP, Arnold Viersen and Sturgeon River-Parkland MP, Dane Lloyd have scheduled a virtual townhall on May 6, as they discuss ideas on how to bring high-speed internet to rural and remote communities in Northern Alberta.

Viersen says that Ottawa can play a pivotal role in delivering access to as many Canadians as possible, and that residents and business owners in rural areas do have some solutions available for broadband access.

“Whether it’s beaming it over an old TV station, through radio waves, or via satellite,” explains Viersen.

“As the price of the technology comes down, there are multiple ways of getting the internet delivered and we need to, one, make sure the government pushes industry to do that, and get out of the way and change regulations around spectrum.”

To participate in the townhall, Click here  

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