Broadband

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Broadband access has been identified as a key priority for both residents and businesses by the District and the Muskoka Economic Recovery Task Force (MERTF). Several federal and provincial funding programs are anticipated to assist in expanding broadband across Ontario and Canada.

In the fall 2020, the Broadband Subcommittee was formed to focus efforts and resources to identify regional service gaps, and identify solutions to increase connectivity across Muskoka.

The District is currently in the process of developing a Regional Broadband Strategic Plan that will assist Muskoka to identify specific service delivery challenges, and create a plan to meet current and future usage needs and demands.


How can you help?

Participate! Staying engaged as we work to develop a Regional Broadband Strategic Plan in 2021.



Test Your Internet Speed to Help Build Better Access to Broadband in Muskoka!

To help position Muskoka to take best advantage of these broadband funding programs, MERTF is working with partners to identify needs through speed testing and gap analysis.

“This speed test is part of a nation-wide project powered by the Canadian Internet Registration Authority’s Internet Performance Test”

The tool is available for all residents and business owners who wish to test their service speeds http://www.connectednorth.ca/#speedtestlink

This data collection initiative is a continuous process. Data from permanent residents and business was collected in the fall of 2020. This summer we will be looking to engage seasonal residents and businesses to identify their specific service challenges.

* Please be advised that using the test does consume a small amount of data.

Broadband access has been identified as a key priority for both residents and businesses by the District and the Muskoka Economic Recovery Task Force (MERTF). Several federal and provincial funding programs are anticipated to assist in expanding broadband across Ontario and Canada.

In the fall 2020, the Broadband Subcommittee was formed to focus efforts and resources to identify regional service gaps, and identify solutions to increase connectivity across Muskoka.

The District is currently in the process of developing a Regional Broadband Strategic Plan that will assist Muskoka to identify specific service delivery challenges, and create a plan to meet current and future usage needs and demands.


How can you help?

Participate! Staying engaged as we work to develop a Regional Broadband Strategic Plan in 2021.



Test Your Internet Speed to Help Build Better Access to Broadband in Muskoka!

To help position Muskoka to take best advantage of these broadband funding programs, MERTF is working with partners to identify needs through speed testing and gap analysis.

“This speed test is part of a nation-wide project powered by the Canadian Internet Registration Authority’s Internet Performance Test”

The tool is available for all residents and business owners who wish to test their service speeds http://www.connectednorth.ca/#speedtestlink

This data collection initiative is a continuous process. Data from permanent residents and business was collected in the fall of 2020. This summer we will be looking to engage seasonal residents and businesses to identify their specific service challenges.

* Please be advised that using the test does consume a small amount of data.

  • Take the Muskoka Internet Speed Test!

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    This speed test is a free tool that measures the internet speed and service quality at your home or business. The test was developed by the Canadian Internet Registration Authority (CIRA) and with one click you will be able to determine your:

    • Download Speed (how fast you can transfer data FROM the internet)
    • Upload Speed (how fact you can transfer data TO the internet)

    Participating will also help ensure that internet speed and quality needs of Muskoka are better known and understood. By taking part in the test you will help provide Muskoka with a better view of the broadband needs of the entire District, information that will be important for planning purposes. Take the test as often as possible, as results can vary as internet traffic varies.

    Begin Test

    In about 30-seconds, the test will be done. Please be advised that the information gathered is secure, private, and anonymous.