ENOUGH IS ENOUGH! - ADEQUATE INTERNET SERVICES ARE A BASIC RIGHT
THIS PETITION IS NOW CLOSED. ALTERNATIVE BROADBAND COMPANIES ARE PROVIDING WIRELESS INTERNET SOLUTIONS FOR THIS AREA.
(JANUARY 29, 2019) IMPORTANT UPDATE : A REPRESENTATIVE OF SWIFT WILL BE SPEAKING WITH PLYMPTON-WYOMING COUNCIL AT THEIR MARCH 27, 2019 COUNCIL MEETING AT 4PM.
TWO WIRELESS BROADBAND SERVICE PROVIDERS ARE ALSO EXPECTED TO SPEAK TO COUNCIL AT THE SAME MEETING.
IT IS IMPERATIVE THAT ALL RESIDENTS INTERESTED IN SOLUTIONS TO THE LACK OF BROADBAND SERVICE IN PLYMPTON-WYOMING ATTEND THIS MEETING TO SHOW COUNCIL BY OUR PRESENCE THAT WE ARE SERIOUS IN FINDING RESOLUTIONS TO THIS MATTER. PLEASE MARK YOUR CALENDARS FOR MARCH 27, 2019 AT 4PM TO ATTEND THE TOWNSHIP COUNCIL MEETING REGARDING BROADBAND SOLUTIONS.
Original Petition Below: Please sign to show your support
WE, THE RESIDENTS OF PLYMPTON-WYOMING IN THE COUNTY OF LAMBTON, ONTARIO, HAVE BEEN INDIVIDUALY AND CONTINUOUSLY VOICING OUR CONCERNS AND FRUSTRATIONS WITH THE LACK OF ADEQUATE INTERNET SERVICES CURRENTLY PROVIDED BY EASTLINK TO NO AVAIL.
The CRTC has declared broadband internet a basic telecommunications service.
In a ruling handed down in December of 2016, CRTC, the national regulator ordered the country's internet providers to begin working toward boosting internet service and speeds in rural and isolated areas and to accomplish this the federal government invested up to $500 million dollars. Our area in particular is the exact match for this type of funding and yet 2 years later we are instead receiving much poorer quality services and many times NO service. We have been told that Eastlink has no interest in investing in our area either, yet they continue to take in an erroneous amount of revenue from thousands of households in Lambton County.
Enough is Enough!
1) We are asking our local municipality to be involved with solutions for reliable internet services, especially since the municipality has focused on growth in our area and therefore infrastructure of all basic services should be demanded.
2) We are asking that Lambton County officials who to our understanding are able to obtain and/or disperse federal funds for broad band providers in order to upgrade the services to an acceptable level, work on behalf of their local residents to obtain proper and adequate services.
3)We are asking that the CRTC hold the only current and available provider of broad band services for these subdivisions to be accountable to provide the services that they are obtaining revenue for to do so.
4) We are asking that if Eastlink is not capable of performing its duties, then we are seeking assistance in sourcing out other broad band providers that may be able to obtain funding and/or who may wish to obtain new sources of consumer revenue to supply their services to this region.
This Petition will be sent to Eastlink, Plympton-Wyoming Council, County Council, CRTC. It will also be sent to Cogeco to see if they are interested in expanding to our area.