Canada and Ontario increasing access to high-speed internet service in Perth County
Residents in Donegal, Britton and Tralee now have access to high-speed internet service.
February 13, 2023 By Greenhouse Canada
The governments of Canada and Ontario are investing more than $2.2 million to bring fast, reliable high-speed internet to 471 families, farms, and businesses in Perth County.
This announcement builds on the Ontario government’s plan to build the right infrastructure, in the right places, ensuring people can live, work and farm where they want.
“It is great to see more of our rural communities being connected to high-speed internet,” says MPP Matthew Rae, member of provincial parliament for Perth-Wellington. “As many families and business owners know, in today’s interconnected world, high-speed internet is vital. Our government is committed to expanding high-speed internet to every corner of Ontario by the end of 2025.”
The contracts to expand broadband services in Perth County were awarded by 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 access to more than 63,000 homes and businesses in Southwestern Ontario through SWIFT by the end of 2023.
In July 2021, the governments of Canada and Ontario announced a new agreement that will bring high-speed internet access to more than 280,000 Ontario households across the province.
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