North Simcoe Region Partners with CIRA to Measure
Ottawa - September 21, 2017 – In an effort to spur economic development, the
North Simcoe Community Futures Development Corporation (NSCFDC) has
partnered with the Canadian Internet Registration Authority (CIRA) to launch an
internet performance test for the region.
The goal of the internet performance test is to crowdsource data from the
community on the state of the region’s internet to inform the business case for
In partnership with the Town of Midland, the Town of Penetanguishene, the
Township of Tay, the Township of Tiny, and the Beausoleil First Nation, the North Simcoe Community Futures Development Corporation is undertaking this project to
assist in attracting investment to the area.
“Broadband internet is a catalyst for economic growth,” said Chris McLaughlin,
general manager, NSCFDC. “Much like roads and sewers, a modern community of
any size requires fast, reliable connectivity to attract investment and provide high-
Residents and businesses can help their community attract more investment by testing the speed and quality of their internet connections using any web browser
As businesses of all sizes and sectors continue to rely on broadband internet access
for growth, it has never been more important to understand the quality of those
connections to determine if any gaps exist or improvements are needed.
CIRA’s Internet Performance Test is built on the globally recognized M-Labs testing
technology, with test nodes across the country. The test operates independently
from any major internet service provider network, which provides users with an
overview of how their internet connection performs in real-world conditions.