CIRA Internet Performance Test
Highspeed rural internet is critical for economic development, engaging in the digital economy, and working and learning from home. The Government of Canada announced the goal of providing access to 50 Mbps download and 10 Mbps upload speeds to all Canadians by 2030.
The RMA, in partnership with CIRA, has concluded the internet speed testing project, which ran for two years to collect internet speed data in RMA member municipalities. Over this period, more than 35,000 tests were run in rural municipalities, and this would not have been possible without the support of our members. To inform members and other stakeholders on the results of the speed testing project, the RMA has prepared a summary report. Thank you to all who participated.
RMA is pleased to partner with the Canadian Internet Registration Agency (CIRA) to provide this speed testing.
Your data will be shared with Innovation, Science and Economic Development (ISED). Additionally, RMA staff will have access to the data. This information will be used to demonstrate internet speeds to ISED, identify gaps in service, and inform RMA advocacy. For more information on how your data will be used, visit the CIRA website.
If you have any questions about this test, the CIRA partnership, or rural internet, please contact Warren Noga, RMA Policy Advisor.