The federal authorities is investing $7.7 million to bring connectivity to over 2,800 households in southwestern Ontario.
Bell, Cogeco Connexion, GBTEL, Quadro Communications and Vianet will obtain the funding to full 11 tasks. The funding is being offered below the Common Broadband Fund.
The tasks will bring connectivity to the communities of Allenford, Camlachie, Campbells Cross, Cedarhurst Park, Colchester, Connor, Deerbrook, Everett, Lucan, Marthaville, Oxley, Rosemont, Sauble Seaside, St. Joachim, Tara, Thamesford and Wyoming.
“As we construct again even higher, our authorities is concentrated on a resilient and inclusive restoration the place nobody is left behind, and this announcement is an ideal instance,” mentioned Bardish Chagger, the minister of range and inclusion and youth, in an announcement.
“Via the Fast Response Stream of the Common Broadband Fund, we’re serving to ready-to-go tasks obtain quicker approval so building can begin and communities will be linked extra shortly.”
The federal authorities launched the Common Broadband Fund in November 2020 and included the Fast Response Stream, which incorporates $150 million instantly out there in funding for tasks that may be accomplished by November fifteenth, 2021.
Final month, the federal government allotted one other $1 billion below Finances 2021 for the now $2.75 billion Common Broadband Fund.
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