Ottawa will invest $5.3 million to bring high-speed Internet to 1,662 homes in Ontario

The federal government announced Tuesday that it will invest more than $5.3 million to bring high-speed Internet to 1,662 rural households in Ontario ($3,188/household).

The contracts will be for Bell Canada, Golden Rural High Speed ​​and HuronTel to provide high speed internet in Alberton, Bogies Beach, Burnt River, Caledon Village, Glen Orchard, Jerseyville, Juddhaven, Kinmount, Minett, Mount Pleasant, Port Carling, Port Sandfield and the Tower Mansion.

“We need to close the connection gap and ensure that every nook and cranny of Ontario has access to reliable high-speed internet, whether it’s in Oil Springs or Carlsbad Springs or all the way to the shores of Lake Superior. Today’s announcement of more than $5.3 million in new funding to connect 1,662 rural households across the province is an important milestone for Ontarians,” said Gudie Hutchings, Minister of Rural Economic Development. , in a press release.

The funding comes from the Universal Broadband Fund (UBF) rapid response arm. Ottawa’s national goal is to connect 98% of Canadians by 2026 and 100% by 2030.

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