Feds and Bell to Bring High-Speed Internet to 362 Homes in Rural Ontario
Through its Universal Broadband Fund (UBF), the Government of Canada has today announced over $352,000 in federal funding to bring high-speed Internet to rural residents of Ontario, with an additional investment of $626,000 from Bell Canada.
The project will connect 362 underserved households in the communities of Millgrove, Pleasant View Survey, Dundas, Copetown, and Ancaster.
“We’re proud to invest $626,000 and to partner with the Government of Canada in providing residents of Ancaster, Copetown, Dundas, Millgrove and Pleasant View Survey with access to the fastest fibre home Internet speeds available,” said Bell Canada SVP Bruce Furlong.
“This is what the Rapid Response Stream of the Universal Broadband Fund is all about: helping ready-to-go projects receive faster approval so construction can start and more communities can be connected to high-speed Internet and the world.” – The Honourable Filomena Tassi, Minister of Labour and Member of Parliament .
Today’s announcement builds on the progress the federal government has already made to improve critical infrastructure in Ontario. Since 2015, the Government of Canada has invested more than $2.85 billion in over 4,060 infrastructure projects in Ontario communities.