Friday, Dec 1, 2017
Ryder Lake Grape
The Devil in the Details
says residents need to come up with half a million
Peter Hamilton for RLFI
Lake residents have fought a long, hard battle with Telus to get high speed
They've held meetings, signed petitions, and
after an assessment, Telus says residents of the sparsely populated
community will have to fork over $580,000 to get it.
The following is the official response from
Thank you again for reaching out and
expressing interest in bringing our broadband service capabilities to Ryder
Lake. As discussed, we have completed the cost assessment and determined the
contribution amount required to bring PureFibre to your community.
This exercise has shown that we would consider building the network in Ryder
Lake if the community were able to contribute to the overall build costs.
Our assessment determined that a contribution of $580K plus GST would be
required. We are willing to partner with you to seek funding options to
support this build (i.e. government grants). The estimated contribution
amount quoted takes into account the average number of subscribers to TELUS
services over a determined discounted payback period and the average cost
per household for the build.
Ryder Lake would be responsible for coordinating the raising and collection
of the total contribution amount toward the network upgrade. Any decision to
build the network would be dependent on the signing of a Legal Agreement.
The final decision to build and schedule would be dependent on TELUS’
capital expense investment profile and prioritization process. We understand
that this is a decision that needs to be made as a community. Please let us
know if you are interested in engaging in this dialogue further.
Thank you for your interest in TELUS services, we look forward to hearing
from you about this proposal.
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