Governments of Canada and Ontario invest in South Glengarry to bring high-speed Internet access to more households

Governments of Canada and Ontario invest in South Glengarry to bring high-speed Internet access to more households

CORNWALL April 22, 2022 — Today, Jim McDonell, MPP for Stormont-Dundas-South Glengarry, and MPPs Norm Miller, Ross Romano and Vic Fedeli announced $2,590,000 in joint funding for nine projects, including one in the Glendale area of South Glengarry, to bring high-speed Internet access to 1,200 households.

These projects build upon an existing relationship between Ontario and Canada.

Both governments announced on July 29, 2021, their partnership to support large-scale, fibrebased projects that will provide high-speed Internet access to more than 280,000 rural and remote households across the province. This historic agreement was made possible by a joint federal-provincial investment totalling more than $1.2 billion.

“This latest investment continues our government’s promise to deliver high-speed internet that will have a significant positive impact on South Glengarry and other under-serviced communities in Eastern Ontario,” said MPP McDonell. “High-speed internet for rural residents will help them access the many available online programs and services, and keep business operators better connected to customers and suppliers.”

“The Ontario government is ensuring every community across the province has access to reliable high-speed Internet by the end of 2025. By working together with our federal partners and Internet service providers, we are increasing access to high-speed Internet and building a stronger foundation for Ontario’s economic growth and prosperity,” said the Honourable Kinga Surma, Ontario’s Minister of Infrastructure. “We are ensuring that the agriculture sector and all families, workers and businesses have a better and brighter future. No one will be left behind.”

This announcement builds on the Government of Canada’s progress toward ensuring that 98 per cent of Canadians have access to high-speed Internet by 2026, and 100 per cent by 2030.

The announcement also brings the Government of Ontario one step closer to achieving its goal of bringing reliable high-speed Internet access to every region of the province by the end of 2025. As we work to rebuild from the COVID-19 pandemic and grow the economy, the federal and provincial governments will continue to make investments in infrastructure to build strong communities and a more competitive and resilient Ontario and Canada for everyone.

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