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In late March, Clearwater County received $200,000 matching grant under Community and Regional Economic Support (CARES) program of the Economic Development and Trade Department, and is in the process of developing a Broadband Strategic Action Plan, which will help connect more businesses to the internet, create jobs and benefit the broader rural community development.  

Broadband Policy

In February, Council adopted a municipal broadband policy with the following principles:
  • developing an Open-Access Network of broadband infrastructure to provide Internet accessibility to majority of County residents and businesses;
  • developing a phased project plan, to construct and implement the OAN and broadband infrastructure;
  • endeavouring to contract a Network Service Provider to operate OAN; and
  • not providing end-user internet services, rather investing in OAN in an effort to encourage competition from ISPs.

Public Engagement

In an effort to work towards a solution in the best interest of the community as a whole, Council invites you to attend an upcoming open house.
Click here to review the Public Participation Plan for the Broadband Project.




















Council conducted a Clearwater County resident and business demand surveyin the fall of 2017.  Click on the links below to view the survey results and summary presentation given by Banister Research.