Algoma District Community Network
Update on Deferral Account for Goulais and St Joseph Island
revised 02 Apr 08
ADnet issued this media release on February 26, 2008. See Background Info on Deferral Account Goulais and St Joseph Island for previous information
Due to recent action by the Federal Court of Appeal, the anticipated rollout of
high-speed broadband access in certain areas of the Algoma District has been
placed on indefinite hold.
Wilf Lefresne, the Executive Director of the Algoma District Community Network (ADnet) expressed his disappointment with the news. “We have been following the impact of CRTC 2006-9 and the subsequent decisions since February, 2006. Up to now, it has generally been good news for the Algoma District. The residents of St Joseph Island and Goulais have been excited about getting access to broadband and I am sure will be very disappointed by this turn of events.”
Since the announcement of January 17, 2008 by the CRTC concerning the use deferral account funds, ADnet has been bombarded by queries from community politicians and administrators as well as interested individuals through the District.
It is not known at this time how long it will take the Federal Court of Appeal to release a decision. ADnet will continue to monitor the situation and provide additional information as it becomes available.
Update: Appeal denied on 07 Mar 08. Click here for more information.