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Northern Ontario Broadband Status Report

Blue Sky Net took a look at fixed broadband services in Northern Ontario. We analysed Northern Ontario's 500,000 registered properties and broke them down into ten broad groups. 

These data sets were then cross referenced with MPAC’s digital parcel map to create the below reference table.
  • Service that can constantly deliver 5Mbps Download (Green).
  • Services that are technically “Broadband” but constantly deliver below 5Mbps (Yellow).
  • Areas where only more expensive and or mobile services existed it was considered unserved (Red).
If you'd like to know more about these findings or you have questions, please feel free to contact Jeff Buell, Project Manager, at Blue Sky Net:
Phone: 705-476-0874 ext 205

An investment in new technology can result in reduced cost and improved profitability. BDC has provided an incredibly insightful look into how technology can help your business with plenty of free supporting articles per talking point:
  • Why invest in new technology?
  • Choosing technology solutions.
  • Finding the right software.
  • Obtaining financing to buy technology.
  • Managing technology risks.
Your website is your company’s virtual storefront. At its best, it presents your business to current and potential customers, showcases your products and services, and influences – or even facilitates – purchasing decisions. But poor information architecture and content strategy can turn clients away. Here are five mistakes you might be making on your website, and how to fix them.


Our MRDAP scanning project has wrapped up! Here's a look by the numbers:

  • 1 Project
  • 2 Employees
  • 3 Scanners
  • 18 Municipalities
  • 29,218 Roll Files
  • 48,238 kms Driven
  • 1,043,136 Pages Scanned

Although there are several beneficial outcomes of this project, the main reason for our GIS group municipalities to participate was to ensure the preservation of paper files from loss due to disaster or age.

So thank you to all the communities who hosted us during our scanning tour, you were all fantastic hosts! You can visit
Internet Service Questions?
We can answer them at

Blue Sky Net based in North Bay along with similar organizations in the Muskokas, Timmins, Sault Ste. Marie and Thunder Bay have created an online broadband information portal called Some of the features of the portal include a high speed service availability checker where visitors can search their street address to see what ISP delivers connectivity to their cottage, home or office.

Check what high speed options are available in your area

Technology offers vast solutions to everyday functions. It can be complicated and will provide elements within this website that will cut through the various technology terms and functions. Check back often for ever-changing new things to learn about your service availability and what it really means. 

Tell Us Your Story

We want to hear from you when it comes to your internet. We are interested in hearing your stories about accessing the web and other internet services and how they have either positively or negatively affect your quality of life or business productivity in the North.

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