Governments of Canada and Quebec invest nearly $200,000 each to ensure 55 households

Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada

Through the Universal Broadband Fund‘s (UBF) Rapid Response Stream and Operation High Speed (French web page), the governments of Canada and Quebec are taking immediate action to ensure that people living in rural and remote communities have access to high-speed Internet.

Today, the Honourable Pascale St-Onge, Minister of Sport and Minister responsible for the Economic Development Agency of Canada for the Regions of Quebec, on behalf of the Honourable Gudie Hutchings, Minister of Rural Economic Development, along with Gilles Bélanger, Parliamentary Assistant to the Premier of Quebec (high-speed Internet), announced nearly $200,000 in funding from each government for a total combined investment of $398,610 for three high-speed Internet projects. These projects will ensure that 55 households in rural Quebec have access to decent connectivity. Funding will be allocated as follows:

  • The Government of Canada and the Government of Quebec are each contributing $28,125 for a Bell project that will benefit the community of L’Épiphanie.
  • The Government of Canada and the Government of Quebec are each contributing $134,130 for a Bell project that will benefit the community of Boucherville.
  • The Government of Canada and the Government of Quebec are each contributing $37,050 for a Bell project that will benefit the community of Bromont.

Today’s announcement builds on the Government of Canada’s progress toward connecting 98% of Canadians to high-speed Internet by 2026. During the post-pandemic recovery, the Government of Canada will continue to make investments in infrastructure to build stronger and more competitive and resilient communities for everyone across Canada.

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