WHEREAS Council of the Municipality of Temagami has targeted the need for improved Broadband, as a key for our future growth and development;
AND WHEREAS both the Province of Ontario and the Government of Canada have set out plans and future funding opportunities to enhance Broadband Services in rural and Northern areas;
AND WHEREAS the Municipality of Temagami is a unique area, where the population is spread over a large area (1906 square kilometres) with some areas are still relying on basic dial up services which makes finding an appropriate solution is complex and requires some professional assistance to facilitate future funding opportunities.
AND WHEREAS based on discussions with the Temagami First Nation this is an issue we have in common and there is merit in working together on a common plan which could allow both communities to build upon the other’s systems and infrastructure in the future to our mutual benefit;
AND WHEREAS out a common plan and that each group could build upon each other’s systems and infrastructure in the future with mutual benefits;
AND WHEREAS a proposal from a consultant can be shared at the Phase 1 cost of $7,500 plus expenses for each community;
NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED THAT Council of the Municipality of Temagami agree to partner with Temagami First Nation to conduct phase 1 of the joint broadband study to be completed by Amedeo Bernardi Consulting Inc. (North Bay) with the cost to the Municipality of Temagami being $7,500 plus expenses.