Today, the governments of Canada and Ontario announced A joint investment of $13 million to bring high-speed Internet access to 6,400 homes in Eastern Ontario.
The announcement was made in Dunrobin, Ontario by Jenna Soods, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Women and Gender Equality and Youth and Member of Parliament for Kanata-Carlton, on behalf of the Minister of Rural Economic Development, Goody Hutchings.
“Access to high-speed Internet will create jobs, improve health and safety for all, and help bridge the rural-urban divide,” Soods said. “Our government is working hard to ensure that everyone, no matter where you live, can participate and thrive in the digital world, which is why we want every community in Ontario to have a digital identity by the end of 2025. Working to connect to high-speed internet. ,
Communities benefiting from this investment include Arnprior, Braeside, Burnstown, Carp, Constance Bay, Dunrobin, Fitzroy Harbour, Glasgow Station, Kinburn, Marathon Village and White Lake.
Bell will be responsible for carrying out these large-scale, fiber-based projects.
Today’s investment is part of a Canada-Ontario broadband partnership announced to bring high-speed internet access to 280,000 homes in Ontario by 2021 through a historic joint investment commitment of $2.1 billion.
The Government of Canada also committed to providing high-speed Internet access to 98 percent of Canadians by 2026 and to a national goal of 100 percent access by 2030.
To date, 93.5 per cent of Canadian households have access to high-speed Internet or are on target to have access through existing program commitments.