The Saskatchewan Economic Development Alliance is leading the Connected Saskatchewan Program to support the socio-economic health and competitiveness of local communities, First Nations, and regional organizations.
Municipal and First Nation governments must not assume that gaps in connectivity will be solved entirely for them by the provincial and federal governments, or the private sector. Although broadband may not be considered a core municipal/nation service, we encourage governments at a local level to consider the role they want to play in determining their digital future.
Phase I of Connected Saskatchewan Digital Readiness is being launched in 2021. The first component, Volume 1 of the Connectivity Toolkit is now available. It provides a baseline on the technology and first steps to connectivity planning:
- Digital Readiness Handbook
- Technology Backgrounder
- Key Success Factors and Community Planning Self-Assessment Tool
Even if your community already has some level of broadband access, the first volume of the toolkit may prove useful for fostering a conversation about what next steps can be taken to improve existing connectivity.
Contact the SEDA office at 306-384-5817 to discuss how we can assist you in planning your digital future. Link to our Connected Saskatchewan blog series here.