Canada and Ontario increasing access to high-speed internet service in Middlesex County
New broadband infrastructure will strengthen homes, farms and businesses.
January 20, 2023 By Greenhouse Canada
The governments of Canada and Ontario are investing more than $1.8 million to bring high-speed internet to more than 640 homes, farms and businesses in Middlesex 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 Putman, Crampton, Avon, Mossley, Harrietsville, Gladstone, Kerwood, Napperton and Strathroy.
“I’m proud that our government continues to deliver on our commitment to expand access to high-speed internet in rural communities across the province,” said Lisa Thompson, Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs. “Building new broadband infrastructure in Middlesex County is helping to connect rural Ontario and strengthen communities by helping people stay connected with loved ones and enable them to access supports they need. This critical infrastructure will have lasting benefits for the entire community.”
The contracts to expand broadband services in Middlesex County were awarded by SWIFT, a not-for-profit corporation initiated by local municipalities to improve 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 2023.
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