BRIGHTON — The Ontario government is working with Hydro One to launch a pilot project that will help bring high-speed internet access to as many as 1,450 homes and businesses in the municipality of Brighton. This project is part of Ontario’s comprehensive plan to bring reliable high-speed internet access to every community across the province by the end of 2025.
“Our government is finding new and innovative ways to bring access to high-speed internet to every home and business in the province, and this pilot project in Brighton is another example of how we will achieve our goal of 100 per cent connectivity by the end of 2025,” said Kinga Surma, Minister of Infrastructure. “By leveraging existing infrastructure and removing barriers to high-speed internet expansion, more Ontarians will be able to access better and faster internet services sooner.”
The pilot project will allow Hydro One to use their existing infrastructure, such as hydro poles, to fast-track the development of high-speed internet networks in Brighton, saving time and money.
“All communities deserve access to reliable and high-speed internet access,” said Todd Smith, Minister of Energy. “By working with partners like Hydro One to use existing electricity infrastructure to rapidly expand high-speed internet to as many as 1,450 homes and businesses in Brighton, we are accelerating our work to connect all communities by 2025.”
The government has a plan to build Ontario’s future with shovels in the ground for highways, hospitals, housing and high-speed internet infrastructure. Ontario’s high-speed internet initiatives will help ensure that every home and business, in every community, can participate in today’s economy. It will also help create the conditions for economic and fiscal growth, while protecting the progress we’ve made.