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Ontario brings high speed internet access across province

Christian Fernsby |
The Ontario government is providing nearly $1.5 million to help bring high speed internet access to more than 900 homes and businesses across the province.

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The funding will support connectivity in underserved and unserved communities and help to ensure every household and business can participate in economy.

“Our government is working tirelessly to ensure communities province wide have access to reliable high speed internet services by 2025,” said Kinga Surma, Minister of Infrastructure.

“We’re doing everything we can to ensure that no matter where you live, you will have access to reliable, high speed internet to work, learn, start a business, access vital services like health care, and connect with family and friends.” The funding is being delivered through the Improving Connectivity for Ontario (ICON) program and will help bring high speed internet access to the following communities: Rideau Lakes, Saugeen Shores, Kincardine and Lucan Biddulph.

Today’s announcement brings the government one step closer to achieving 100 per cent connectivity by the end of 2025 and builds on the province’s commitment of nearly $4 billion as part of the 2021 Budget, Ontario’s Action Plan: Protecting People’s Health and Our Economy. This is the largest single investment in high speed internet, in any province, by any government in Canadian history.

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