Yellowhead County continues to work with industry partners to enhance connectivity in underserved areas of the County.
Yellowhead County, AB (August 30, 2022) – Part of Yellowhead County’s ongoing Rural Communications
plan is to find ways to provide broadband services in a cost-effective manner. In December of
2020, the Federal Government created a program under the Universal Broadband Fund (UBF) called
the Rapid Response Stream.
This fund was intended for shovel-ready projects in communities that were identified by Innovation,
Science, and Economic Development Canada (ISED) as having inadequate or no coverage. After applying
for the grant, a section of the western part of Yellowhead County was found to meet the ISED
requirements and funding limits.
The project to provide Robb, Brule, Mountain View Estates, Aspen Heights, Seabolt, Grandview, Maskuta,
Carldale, and Yellowhead County East River Road with better broadband services has been
underway since. The project is 60% funded by the Rapid Response Stream funding under the UBF, and
40% by Yellowhead County. The work in these communities is expected to be completed by December
On August 22, 2022, Yellowhead County Council traveled to Robb to break ground on the project in
that community, and to talk with and ask questions of those working on the project.
Council was very pleased to see the progress that has been made towards bringing better internet
service to residents in Yellowhead County. “Myself and all of Council are very excited for this project,”
said Mayor Wade Williams. “Thanks to the foresight of previous Councils, the infrastructure started to
go in in 2014. It has been a very long term plan to get to where we are today.”
“This is an exciting project for the County and only the start. The County continues to apply for more
grant funding from the Federal Government to expand this type of work,” added Mayor Williams.
“Hopefully there will be more exciting news for the County to announce in the coming months.”
Further information on what Yellowhead County is doing to enhance internet service throughout the
County is available at www.yhcounty.ca.
For more information contact Yellowhead County at 1-800-665-6030.
Pictured: Yellowhead County Council had the opportunity to break ground on the Fibre Project in
Robb on August 22, 2022. They were able to learn more about how the work is being completed and
discussed the project with the workers on site.
Pictured: Yellowhead County Council was able to learn more about the work being done by crews on
the County’s Fibre Project during their trip to Robb to break ground on the project in that community.