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Final Mile Rural Connectivity Initiative

Final Mile Rural Connectivity Initiative


The Final Mile Rural Connectivity Initiative (FMRCI) is a joint effort between Service Alberta and Agriculture and Rural Development to connect unserved Alberta households to high-speed Internet.

When the program was first announced in January 2012, approximately 94 percent of Albertans had access to high-speed Internet services. In order to reach our goal of 98 percent coverage, Service Alberta and Agriculture and Rural Development have been working together through the Final Mile Rural Connectivity Initiative to extend coverage to rural and remote Albertan households currently without access to these services.

On January 16, 2012, Agriculture and Rural Development announced the $5.1 million Final Mile Rural Community Program (FMRCP), inviting local governments that plan to provide high-speed Internet in their communities to apply for funding to support or expedite their plans.

On January 17, 2013, Service Alberta announced a new government initiative that helps eligible residents in rural and remote areas connect to high-speed Internet thanks to satellite technology and waived installation distance costs. To determine if your household applies under this program, please enter your legal land description on the Central Alberta Satellite Solution page.

For more information on the Final Mile Rural Connectivity Initiative,
contact 1-888-777-4010.

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