The Alberta Rural Connectivity Coalition advocates for universal access to high-speed internet at an affordable price for all Albertans, including those living in rural, remote, First Nations and Metis Settlements communities.

We welcome public groups, not-for-profits, academics and individuals to join the Alberta Rural Connectivity Coalition. By joining, members must commit to supporting the following statement:

 “Access to a high-speed internet connection at affordable rates is a basic right for all Albertans. All levels of government must take immediate steps to ensure that those Albertans without access to a high-speed internet connection, including those in rural, remote, First Nations communities and Metis Settlements, are connected to a modern internet connection at an affordable rate.”


  • Michael B. McNally, Associate Professor, School of Library and Information Studies, Faculty of Education, University of Alberta
  • Barb Carra, President and CEO, Cybera Inc.
  • Dr. Rob McMahon, Associate Professor, Media & Technology Studies Unit and the Department of Political Science, University of Alberta
  • Edward Lipin, Director of Technology, Medicine Hat Public School District
  • Cole Nelson, Rocky View County, Business Development Manager
  • Ross Plattel, Remote Technology, University of Calgary
  • Ula Shirt, Communications Specialist, Piikani Youth & Education Foundation
  • Jodi Arrowsmith, Network Analyst, Northern Lights Library
  • Deborah Juch, Director of Community Services, City of Lacombe
  • Lea Beeken, Manager, Edmonton Public Schools
  • John Andersen, Marketing & Economic Development, Town of Mayerthorpe
  • Kristina Kowalski, Councillor Div 2, Parkland County
  • Mary Modayil, Scientist, Alberta Health Services
  • Wanda Laurin, Chairperson, Alberta Food Matters

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