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Ontario investing in high speed internet and cellular service

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Ontario is investing in high speed internet and cellular service in the Rainy River District, providing communities and businesses with modernized information and communications technology infrastructure.

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With an investment of $796,200 from the province's Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corporation (NOHFC), the Rainy River Future Development Corporation will bring enhanced internet access to residents in seven First Nation communities, nine municipalities and 13 unincorporated townships.

The project will also extend cell coverage along sections of Highway 11 between Couchiching First Nation and the Town of Rainy River.

This funding is part of the largest infrastructure investment in Ontario's history - more than $130 billion over 10 years, which will support more than 110,000 jobs per year on average with projects such as roads, bridges, transit systems, schools and hospitals across the province.

The government's plan to build Ontario up is supported by a number of initiatives, including broadening the ownership of Hydro One -- an approach that raises billions for infrastructure.

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