The Central Alberta Economic Partnership is hosting a presentation in Stettler to highlight options available to communities looking to provide quality broadband service.
In December, the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission announced that broadband access Internet service is now considered a basic telecommunications service for all Canadians.
The challenge facing many communities is providing it at an affordable cost, and determining who will provide it.
The CAEP presentation is Tuesday at 10 a.m. at the Stettler County office. Craig Dobson, a private consultant with the firm Warwick Taylor, will talk with representatives from the CAEP region about the issues associated with providing broadband Internet service in their communities.
To pre-register for the event, contact CAEP Executive Director Kimberley Worthington at 403-357-2237. Pre-registration is required.