In today's world, high-speed internet service has become as vital as other utilities; like water and electricity. It is the gateway for everything from news to education, dining, and all matters of entertainment, from music to gaming - and even what we used to call "TV". For most Canadians, a reliable and high-speed internet connections is now a foundational part of both work and family life.
The Town of Erin is making a concerted effort to bring High Speed Internet to our community. The following programs and providers are helping us do that.
Government of Canada Internet Performance Test
The government of Canada is looking for feedback about internet service availability nation-wide.
The information will be used to help improve Innovation, Science and Economic Development's (ISED) National Broadband Internet Service Availability Map and guide and assist in the delivery of ISED programs.
To provide feedback on broadband access, one of the community's top priorities, contact ISED Canada via email or take the Canadian Internet Registration Authority (CIRA) speed test at performance.cira.ca. Learn more about how the speed test works.
South Western Integrated Fibre Technology Project (SWIFT)
Wellington County is one of 18 partners across Soutwestern Ontario in the regional SWIFT (South Western Integrated Fibre Technology) initiative, bringing broadband to our rural communities.
This initiative will deliver a scalable, future-ready, fibre Optic based network across the region, which will include Erin.
Building better internet service and connectivity in Wellington County.
Most of Southwestern Ontario is not served by fibre optics today. A lot of rural areas don't even have access to internet.
How Connected are you? See map
Where can I access public computers and Wi-Fi in Erin?
Wellington County libraries have Hotspot lending programs for Wi-Fi.
In a 2012 study, a reported 14% of Wellington County residents did not have access to the Internet in their home. Increasingly, information can only be found online, with students, job seekers, and small business owners relying on access. The public computers and free Wi-Fi already available in our library branches continue to see increased use every year.
Telecommunications Providers in Erin
The Federal Government hosts a database of known service providers by geographic region. Enter your address to find out who serves your area.
These are some of the known internet providers in the Town of Erin. This is not an exhaustive list of all possible providers in the area. If you would like your business to be added to the following list, please contact the Town of Erin.
- Standard Broadband
- Bell Canada
- Xplornet Communications Inc.
- Rogers Communications Canada Inc.
- Sky Choice Communications
- Netflash - Hillsburgh Only
- KWIC Internet
- Virgin Plus