On December 8, 2020, Sturgeon County Council approved a new broadband strategy to improve internet access throughout the County. The project will address issues identified during the 2020 needs assessment. In that assessment, 97.7% of residents and businesses said that internet access was either very important or that they couldn’t live without it. The same study showed that most Sturgeon County residents and business are currently dissatisfied or very dissatisfied with the reliability, speed, and value of their current internet service.
For more information, review the Resident Survey Results and Business Survey Results.
Since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, the need for reliable broadband connectivity has been highlighted as residents require reliable broadband access in order to work, learn, access health care services, conduct business, and communicate with friends and family while respecting physical distancing directives.
Sturgeon County’s Broadband Strategy will be implemented in phases, starting with a pilot project in the Villeneuve area.