Ottawa, Ontario – Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada
The COVID-19 pandemic has transformed how we live, work, learn and do business, and now more than ever, Canadians across the country need reliable high-speed Internet to access services, supports and opportunities. Through the Universal Broadband Fund‘s (UBF) Rapid Response Stream, the Government of Canada is taking immediate action to get people living in rural and remote communities connected to high-speed Internet.
Today, Adam van Koeverden, Member of Parliament for Milton, Ontario, on behalf of the Honourable Gudie Hutchings, Minister of Rural Economic Development, announced $123,400 in funding for two projects that will bring high-speed Internet to 310 households in rural areas near Flamborough and Limehouse, Ontario. Funding will be allocated to Bell Canada as follows:
- $39,400 for a project benefiting the community of Flamborough
- $84,000 for a project benefiting the community of Limehouse
Today’s announcement builds on the Government of Canada’s progress toward making sure that 98% of Canadians have access to high-speed Internet by 2026. As we work to rebuild from the pandemic, the Government of Canada will continue to make investments in infrastructure to build strong communities and a more competitive and resilient Canada for everyone.