High Speed ​​Internet: Will You Be Connected?

The fight will be long, hard and dangerous, but it looks like she’s on the cusp of winning the KRTB. By the end of September 2022, the vast majority of households in the Camorasca, Rivière du Loup, Timiscoata and Basque regions should have access to high-speed Internet.

Earlier this week, the Quebec government revealed the progress of its high-speed operation, which was launched in 2021, as well as an interactive map showing its spread. It can be viewed here.

In the region, we note that only Notre-Dame-du-Portage is considered fully serviced, that is, 100% of households have access to it.

The Rivière-du-Loup, Cacouna, Trois-Pistoles, Dégelis, La Pocatière, Saint-Pascal, Kamouraska, Saint-Pacôme, Sainte-Anne-de-la-Pocatière, Saint-Gabriel-Lalement and Saint-Philippe sectors also have de-Néri is in progress, marked in green and deemed ‘completed’.

According to the government, projects that allow connectivity are underway in all other regions of the province. At first glance, we realize that a lot of progress will have to be made in the coming months to restore the level of neighboring regions. Eastern Bas-Saint-Laurent and Chaudière-Appalaches are in a greater state of progress.

In the RCMs in Rivière-du-Loup and des Basques, the majority of municipalities rely on the serviced household rate of over 50%, with the exception of Saint-Guy, Saint-Médard, Saint-Rita and Saint-François-Xavier de Viger.

Positive, but…

At Témiscouata the work to be done is more important for Videotron and Bell, while Saint-Athanase, Saint-Elzéar, Saint-Marc-du-Lac-Long, Auclair, Saint-Eusèbe and Saint-Juste-du- Lac Legon, Buckington, and Saint-Jean-de-Laland, among others, have a very low or no rate for serviced households.

But in each of these places, delivery projects are underway, again according to the government tool. In Saint-Jean-de-la-Lande, the Bell company has also recently made contact.

“We are amazed and happy to see the progress of the project so far. We believe that things are going well,” said Timiskoata Governor, Serge Pelletier, adding that he hopes the majority of households – with some exceptions – will be linked by the upcoming regional elections.

He added, “We have quite a few files, cases where people are not covered, but we have made explicit requests to the government and we think we will be satisfied.”

It is important to consult the map

The Quebec government has pledged to create an interactive map so that citizens can locate their families (by entering their address) and see various information regarding the progress of the high-speed operation.

In the KRTB, where we find the vast majority of households connected, it is important that citizens consult this tool and check the status of their situation, particularly where errors may be listed.

If the card indicates that the household is not eligible, or if it indicates that the household is currently serviced and is not, citizens must notify the government by sending an email to: [email protected]The MRC Timiskoata, KRTB District Agent, would also like to have information on [email protected]

In recent months, Videotron, Bell, Telus and Cogeco have all issued regional announcements to confirm various investments in high-speed internet connections in different sectors. In Bas-Saint-Laurent, total investment represents more than $79.7 million, of which $34.2 million has been assumed by the Quebec government.

In addition, the government’s High Speed ​​Internet Secretariat has determined that 300 households in Bas-Saint-Laurent will not be able to connect to optical fibers and will instead benefit from the satellite technology of the US giant Space X. It is not yet clear where these various foci are located in the territory.

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