Canada and Ontario increasing access to high-speed internet service in Lambton County
More than 2,000 families, farms and businesses benefitting from access to high-speed internet.
January 9, 2023 By Greenhouse Canada
The governments of Canada and Ontario are investing more than $2.3 million to bring fast, reliable high-speed internet to farms and businesses in Lambton County.
In partnership with Southwestern Integrated Fibre Technology (SWIFT), the completion of construction of broadband infrastructure in the county is now providing access to fast, reliable high-speed internet service to families, farms and businesses in the communities of Baby Point, Port Lambton, Sombra, Wilkesport, Avonry, Mooretown and Brigden.
The contracts to expand broadband services in Lambton County were awarded by Southwestern Integrated Fibre Technology (SWIFT), a not-for-profit corporation initiated by local municipalities to address connectivity in Southwestern Ontario.
More than $255 million has been invested by the governments of Canada and Ontario and the private sector to bring high-speed internet to more than 63,000 households and businesses in Southwestern Ontario through SWIFT by the end of 2025.
In 2021, Ontario passed the Supporting Broadband and Infrastructure Expansion Act, 2021 to help speed up construction of broadband projects. Ontario is also helping to remove barriers, duplication and delays, making it easier and faster to build high-speed internet infrastructure through the Getting Ontario Connected Act, 2022, which was passed unanimously by the Legislature on April 11, 2022. This legislation helps ensure underserved and unserved communities across the province have access to reliable high-speed internet sooner and will help the government achieve its commitment to connect every region with access to high-speed internet by the end of 2025.
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