Township of Lake of Bays Internet Survey 2017

DO YOU WANT HIGH SPEED INTERNET?

The Township of Lake of Bays is putting together a business case to help bring fibre optic high-speed internet to your home, cottage or business in Lake of Bays.

If you are a Lake of Bays property owner, we need your help! This survey will take approximately five (5) minutes to complete.

Data collected will be used to create reports and is subject to release under the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act of Ontario. The reports will be shared with Council and Internet Service Providers for the purpose of building a business case. The data collected will not be used for marketing purposes.

Background

Why fibre?
Fibre optic high-speed internet is hundreds of times faster than DSL, cable or wireless internet systems. With increasing data usage, fibre is the only technology capable of keeping up with current and future connectivity demands for downloading and uploading files, streaming video, etc.

What is the difference in connection speeds?
DSL = Up to 5 Mbps
Cable Modem = Up to 100 Mbps
Fibre Optic = Up to 1000 Mbps

* 1. Which village in the Township of Lake of Bays is your property located in or nearest to? If you own multiple properties in Lake of Bays (e.g. primary residence and business), please fill out the survey individually for each property. Please complete only one survey per household/business.

* 2. What is the use of the above property?

* 3. Please choose the most applicable answer regarding your current level of internet service at this property.

* 4. Are you satisfied with your current level of internet service and/or the service currently available in your area?

* 5. What is your current monthly fee for internet service (before tax)?

* 6. Typical rural residential rates for fibre optic high-speed internet service are approximately $70 - 100/month. Would you be willing to pay $70 - $100/month for fibre optic high-speed internet service for your residence?

* 7. Typical rural business rates for fibre optic high-speed internet service start at approximately $100 - $150/month and can range up to $350/month depending on your desired connection speed. What would you be willing to pay for fibre optic high-speed internet service for your business?

* 8. Would you sign up for fibre optic high-speed internet today if available?

* 9. How would access to fibre optic high-speed internet impact your life? (Choose the most applicable response.)

* 10. Would you like to receive a copy of the survey results when available? (Your email will not be shared with anyone for any other purpose.)

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