High Speed Internet in the Township of Severn
Although some residents and businesses may have high speed internet available to them, this is not the case for everyone. With this in mind, the Mayor and Council of the Township are actively researching solutions that would provide high speed internet to everyone. In order to get a clearer picture of the technological needs of residents and businesses, we ask that you click on the below links and fill out the surveys provided. This information will then be used to support the need to improve high speed access during discussions with Internet Providers and 'upper-tier' governments. Thank you in advance.
Internet Survey (this survey is provided by the Township of Severn)
SWIFT Internet Survey (this survey is provided by The SouthWestern Integrated Fibre Technology (SWIFT) Network)
What is SWIFT?
The SouthWestern Integrated Fibre Technology (SWIFT) Network is a forward-looking, financially sustainable plan to help the region connect, compete and keep pace in a digital world by building a holistic, ultra-high-speed fibre optic network across the region. Spearheaded by community and businesses leaders across southwestern Ontario, Caledon, and Niagara Region, SWIFT will build an ultra-high-speed fibre optic regional broadband network for everyone. Regardless of the size of your community, your age, education, or where you work, you deserve affordable access to high-speed broadband – and SWIFT is working to build and deliver critical infrastructure to our communities by connecting over 350 communities across 41,286 km2 through 3000 Points of Presence and offering up to 1 Gbps access for $100/month.
The project was initiated by the Western Ontario Wardens’ Caucus (WOWC) in 2011 and was quickly joined by additional partners, including the City of Orillia, the County of Simcoe, the Town of Caledon, the Region of Niagara, Grey Bruce Health Services, and Georgian College. In 2016, SWIFT received $180 million in funding support from the federal and provincial governments.