With an investment of over $1.5 million from the Government of Canada, the Government of Quebec, and Cogeco, high-speed Internet network access is now available to 774 households and 12 businesses in the Laurentides region.
In Estérel, 621 households and 10 businesses have new broadband Internet network access, whereas high-speed connectivity in Lac-des-Seize-Îles is now possible for 153 households and 2 businesses.
Government funding was provided through the Québec branché and Connect to Innovate programs, with the federal government and the provincial government each investing $57,160 in this backbone network project.
“Access to reliable connectivity is key to the success of residents in rural regions of Quebec,” said Stéphane Lauzon, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Seniors and Member of Parliament for Argenteuil–La Petite-Nation.
“The COVID–19 crisis has shown us how important it is to be able to access the digital world. By investing in these projects through the Connect to Innovate program, we are helping bridge the digital divide so Quebecers in the regions can also benefit from all the advantages the digital world has to offer.”
To date, the Government of Canada has invested over $213 million in 54 projects, which will connect up to 250,293 households in Quebec