Internet Update

Improving rural Internet service is a municipal priority and having a strong Internet network will help us build places where businesses and people prosper. 

For the past 2 years, The Municipality has been working with the Western Regional Enterprise Network (WREN), other municipalities of the Tri-Counties and various Internet Service Providers (ISP) operating in Nova Scotia to identify the most underserved communities, and solutions that can evolve with changing technologies.

Due to this work and some financial investments, we are excited to see new homes and businesses in our Municipality that will soon have an improved intenrnet service. Although this is welcomed news, the Municipality recognizes that its work is not yet over. There is ongoing work to improve Internet infrastructure in other parts of the Municipality that remain underserved. For that reason, the Municipality is committed to improving Internet in those areas and will continue to work with its partners to actively pursue other funding opportunities.

 

Announcements

Charlesville to Doctors Cove Project

Municipal Investment: $200,000

Anticipated Completion: June 2021

On February 7, 2020, the first round of Internet for Nova Scotia Initiative projects were announced. We were happy to see that a project between Charlesville and Doctor's Cove was announced as part of this first round.

The project will extend Fibe (Fibre to the Home) services to the Woods Harbour Exchange to approximately 995 premises within the municipality. The household premise numbers indicated are approximated based upon available information but may differ once detailed engineering is completed.

Here are two maps of the services areas:

Map 1

Map 2

Here are two press releases relating ot the announcement:

February 7, 2020 - Municipality of Barrington Press Release

February 7, 2020 - Develop Nova Scotia Project Announcement Backgrounder

 

Barrington East and Port La Tour Project

Municipal Investment: $243,925

Anticipated Completion: Under development

On September 1, 2020, the second round of Internet for Nova Scotia Initiative projects were announced. We were happy to see that projects in the eastern part of the Municipality (Clyde River, Goose Lake, Port Clyde) and Part La Tour area (Port La Tour, Smithville, West Baccaro, East Baccaro, Baccaro, Blanche, Cape Negro, Upper Port La Tour, Reynoldscroft, Thomasville) were announced as part of this second round.

The project will extend Fibe (Fibre to the Home) services to approximately 850 premises within those areas. The household premise numbers indicated are approximated based upon available information but may differ once detailed engineering is completed.

Coverage Map(s) Currently In Development.

 

Here are two press releases relating ot the announcement:

September 1, 2020  - Municipality of Barrington Press Release

 

For more information on Develop Nova Scotia's Internet For Nova Scotia Intiative, visit https://internet.developns.ca/zones/shelburne-barrington/