Another little email obtained as a result of poor network management by TSBP!
> Sent: Sunday, August 22, 2010 8:40 PM
> Subject: Fwd: Broadband Bruce County Technical Plan
> For months, we have been waiting patiently to hear about the
> implementation of the Broadband Initiative for “un or under-serviced”
> areas, and on the 24th of June, Lisa Brocklebank emailed us to say
> that the project was almost ready to go.
> This past week, we received her description of the areas being
> serviced (see the attachment), and Hope Bay is not part of the plan.
> Currently, Bell will not provide the Hope Bay area with high speed
> access or cell phone service (Roger’s, however, does have a cell tower
> close by). As a result, we have invested in a satellite system in
> order to get high speed through Hughes Net (Gallaxy Satellite) and pay
> $126.00 per month for that service. The Hope Bay Campground also has a
> similar system. The cost is outrageous, but we have no alternative.
> Colpoy’s Bay, Red Bay, Oliphant and Sauble Beach will be part of the
> project, and we are assuming that the number of households is the
> criteria for service. We are disappointed that Hope Bay will continue
> to be un-serviced, and one of the few areas of South Bruce without
> high speed Internet.
> Is it possible that Council could lobby for service to Hope Bay?
> Thank you for your time.
> Lynn and John McCurdy
> Cedarholme B&B and Cottages
> R.R. # 6
> Wiarton, ON
> N0H 2T0
So as you may recall Bell Canada won the RFP for the Bruce County Broadband Contract last December, thus giving Bell the Gold Mine ($1,000,000.00 Grant) the Local Service Providers who promised to service Hope Bay in their proposal got the shaft!
Thank you Bruce County for supporting Local Business!