Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada announced on Friday it plans to invest $620,000 in federal funding for Rogers to expand its high-speed internet to 146 rural homes in Ontario (which works out to $4,246 per home).
Underserved homes in the Carlsbad Springs area, plus the communities of Navan, Vars and Blackburn Hamlet, will get high-speed internet from Rogers.
“We are pleased to be working together with the community of Carlsbad Springs to understand its needs and help deliver reliable broadband services to its residents. Whether it is working remotely, studying online, accessing virtual health care services or running a business, high-speed connectivity is essential to keeping Canadians connected to the people and things that matter most,” said Phil Hartling, Executive Vice President, Service Expansion, Rogers, in a statement.
Funding will come from the $2.75 billion Universal Broadband Fund, which aims to connect 98% of Canadians with high-speed internet by 2026. Canada wants 100% of Canadians to have high-speed internet by 2030, defined as up to 50 Mbps download and 10 Mbps download.
Rural Canadians tired of waiting for high-speed internet can click here to sign up for SpaceX’s Starlink satellite internet, recently made available in Canada and soon globally.