Residents to get new or faster Internet access thanks to Government of Canada investment
Ottawa, Ontario - Canadians understand the importance of building up communities and have always invested in ways to better connect with each other—from the St. Lawrence Seaway to the national railroad system to the Trans-Canada Highway. Those investments now need to reflect the increasingly digital world.
That is why the Honourable Bernadette Jordan, Minister of Rural Economic Development, today announced an investment of $5.2 million in new or improved high-speed Internet access for Udora and the Chippewas of Georgina Island First Nation in the Regional Municipality of York.
As a result of this investment, members of the Chippewas of Georgina Island First Nation and the residents of Udora will be able to connect with family and friends, do business online, participate in distance education and take advantage of the opportunities afforded by the digital age.
Connect to Innovate is investing in building the digital backbone of high-speed Internet networks. Backbone networks are the digital highways that move data in and out of communities and are essential for schools, hospitals, libraries and businesses to function in a digital world.
The funding announced today builds on numerous steps the Government of Canada has taken to improve Internet access for Canadians. Through Budget 2019, the Government is making an ambitious new commitment to ensure every single household and business in Canada has access to high-speed Internet. Working with provinces, territories and industry, the Government is developing a plan that could deliver $5 billion to $6 billion in new investments to achieve this target. Source : Government Of Canada