RIDEAU LAKES – The Ontario government is providing nearly $1.5 million to help bring high-speed internet access to more than 900 homes and businesses across the province. The funding will support connectivity in four underserved and unserved communities and help to ensure every household and business can participate in today’s economy.
“Our government is working tirelessly to ensure communities province-wide have access to reliable high-speed internet services by 2025,” said Kinga Surma, Minister of Infrastructure. “We’re doing everything we can to ensure that no matter where you live, you will have access to reliable, high-speed internet to work, learn, start a business, access vital services like health care, and connect with family and friends.”
The funding is being delivered through the Improving Connectivity for Ontario (ICON) program and will help bring high-speed internet access to the following communities:
- Rideau Lakes
- Saugeen Shores
- Lucan Biddulph
“Our government continues to build and modernize our province through critical infrastructure investments,” said Minister Surma. “These high-speed internet initiatives will create the foundations for long-term economic growth so that Ontario can bounce back stronger than ever.”
Today’s announcement brings the government one step closer to achieving 100 per cent connectivity by the end of 2025 and builds on the province’s commitment of nearly $4 billion as part of the 2021 Budget, Ontario’s Action Plan: Protecting People’s Health and Our Economy. This is the largest single investment in high-speed internet, in any province, by any government in Canadian history.