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Expanded Library Broadband and AMO Response to LTC Commission

Policy Update February 04, 2021

Expanded Library Broadband

Today the Province announced a $4.8 million investment to upgrade broadband at public libraries in unserved and underserved communities. This investment is part of the Province’s Up to Speed: Ontario’s Broadband and Cellular Action Plan.  

The Ontario Library Service will oversee and deliver the project.  As a first step in the broadband upgrade process, site surveys and assessments will be conducted to identify eligible library branches, with priority given to those with inadequate broadband located within five kilometres of a secondary school.

AMO’s Response to the Long-Term Care COVID-19 Commission

In June 2020, AMO’s Health Task Force established a working group on long-term care to help provide advice to the independent Long-Term Care COVID-19 Commission over the course of its investigation. In October 2020, AMO submitted interim recommendations on an ongoing provincial pandemic response to the Commission for their consideration. The working group on long-term care was also provided an opportunity to meet with the Commissioners on October 26, 2020. The testimony from that meeting can be found on the LTC Commission website.
AMO provided a final submission, Improving the Long-Term Care Outbreak Response in Ontario: AMO’s Final Submission to the Long-Term Care COVID-19 Commission, on January 29, 2021. Looking forward, AMO will continue to provide perspectives to the Commission and the Ministry of Long-Term Care on how municipal long-term care homes are handling the COVID-19 pandemic.

AMO’s COVID-19 Resources page is being updated continually so you can find critical information in one place.  Please send any of your municipally related pandemic questions to