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Internet Projects in the Municipality of Chester

The Municipality of Chester recognizes the importance of reliable, high-speed internet for residents, businesses, and organizations in our communities. We help facilitate rural internet projects in our Municipality by supporting provincial and federal government agencies who lead the development of internet infrastructure with private sector internet service providers.

Our support may take several forms: financial partnership for internet projects; communications and research support; and information-gathering about areas unserved/underserved by high speed internet. Now that several projects are underway, we encourage you to let us know if your community has limited or no access to high speed internet service and we can advocate for further internet projects in your area.

Rural internet projects underway or recently announced are outlined below. Project updates will be provided in News updates on this page when available.

  • Dedicated high speed broadband wireless towers, with a maximum of seven towers serving multiple communities. Project lead: TNC Wireless Inc., with investment from Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada’s Connect to Innovate program and the Municipality of Chester. Status: community consultation process for the first three tower sites (Windsor Road, Forties, and Seffernville) completed.

  • Wired-to-the-home network in New Ross. Project lead: Bell, with investment from Develop Nova Scotia’s Internet for Nova Scotia Initiative program. Status: the project is essentially complete, as of November 18, 2020, although Bell indicated there remains three NS Power work orders to complete which may affect some civic addresses.

  • Wired-to-the-home network project “Blandford”, with communities served to include Northwest Cove, Southwest Cove, Aspotogan, Bayswater, Upper Blandford, Blandford, and New Harbour. Project lead: Bell, with investment from Develop Nova Scotia’s Internet for Nova Scotia Initiative program and the Municipality of Chester. Status: project announced on September 1, 2020; details about timing and project area maps forthcoming.

  • Wired-to-the-home network project “Chester Surround”, with project areas to include Aldersville area, Seffernville area, New Russell area, and the Canaan area. Project lead: Bell, with investment from Develop Nova Scotia’s Internet for Nova Scotia Initiative program and the Municipality of Chester. Status: project announced on September 1, 2020; details about timing and project area maps forthcoming.

Internet Projects in the Municipality of Chester

The Municipality of Chester recognizes the importance of reliable, high-speed internet for residents, businesses, and organizations in our communities. We help facilitate rural internet projects in our Municipality by supporting provincial and federal government agencies who lead the development of internet infrastructure with private sector internet service providers.

Our support may take several forms: financial partnership for internet projects; communications and research support; and information-gathering about areas unserved/underserved by high speed internet. Now that several projects are underway, we encourage you to let us know if your community has limited or no access to high speed internet service and we can advocate for further internet projects in your area.

Rural internet projects underway or recently announced are outlined below. Project updates will be provided in News updates on this page when available.

  • Dedicated high speed broadband wireless towers, with a maximum of seven towers serving multiple communities. Project lead: TNC Wireless Inc., with investment from Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada’s Connect to Innovate program and the Municipality of Chester. Status: community consultation process for the first three tower sites (Windsor Road, Forties, and Seffernville) completed.

  • Wired-to-the-home network in New Ross. Project lead: Bell, with investment from Develop Nova Scotia’s Internet for Nova Scotia Initiative program. Status: the project is essentially complete, as of November 18, 2020, although Bell indicated there remains three NS Power work orders to complete which may affect some civic addresses.

  • Wired-to-the-home network project “Blandford”, with communities served to include Northwest Cove, Southwest Cove, Aspotogan, Bayswater, Upper Blandford, Blandford, and New Harbour. Project lead: Bell, with investment from Develop Nova Scotia’s Internet for Nova Scotia Initiative program and the Municipality of Chester. Status: project announced on September 1, 2020; details about timing and project area maps forthcoming.

  • Wired-to-the-home network project “Chester Surround”, with project areas to include Aldersville area, Seffernville area, New Russell area, and the Canaan area. Project lead: Bell, with investment from Develop Nova Scotia’s Internet for Nova Scotia Initiative program and the Municipality of Chester. Status: project announced on September 1, 2020; details about timing and project area maps forthcoming.

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    The forgotten East River highway 3 It would surprise people to know highway 3 East River has a section without highspeed internet access. It seems to be an area completely ignored by all service providers and all levels of government. Please include this section in future plans.

    Stephanie asked 15 days ago

    Hi Stephanie, 

    We're continuing to advocate with Develop Nova Scotia and internet service providers for communities/areas in our Municipality that still lack access to high speed internet. So thank you for letting us know about the service need for East River. We'll be sure to post updates about existing or new internet projects as soon as we learn about them! 

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    Bell ran the wires on our street 31 Barkies way New Ross. when can we sign up to get hooked up to our home

    Jennie Graves asked about 1 month ago

    Hi Jennie,

    As of October 7, Bell still had 119 civic addresses to add to the Fibre Serving Area in your area, but anticipated completing that work in the next few weeks. It's possible Bell is ahead of schedule on your street, so you could check if your address is now in the system. Contact Bell at 1-888-341-2927 or at www.Bell.ca for more information. 

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    Is there going to be anything brought into Chester Grant Road, Lakewood Drive. We have a number of people here that work from home but can not get proper internet service. I am on Broadband. Not the best.

    Betty asked about 1 month ago

    Hi Betty,

    We have heard from several residents who live to the east and south of Millet Lake about their lack of access to reliable high speed internet. As Develop Nova Scotia works to identify Phase 3 projects for the Internet for Nova Scotia Initiative, we'll be sure to identify Lakewood Drive, Chester Grant Road, and the surrounding area as in need of internet infrastructure. Stay tuned!