After announcing funding of over $2 million to bring new or improved high-speed Internet access to northern Ontario’s rural communities earlier this week, Minister of Rural Economic Development, Bernadette Jordan, has today announced a new investment to bring faster internet services to Prince County residents.
A new investment of $771,752 by the Government of Canada will bring new or improved high-speed Internet access to Cape Egmont, St. Raphael, and St. Chrysostome, P.E.I.
“Broadband Internet service is key for the prosperity of rural Canadian communities. This project will allow residents of rural communities in P.E.I. to be better connected to friends, family and businesses,” said Jordan in a statement.
In the federal government’s Budget 2019, the Government proposed investments of up to $6 billion for high-speed connectivity. Today’s investment is a part of the Government’s Connect to Innovate program, an initiative through which it is extending high-speed Internet service to over 900 rural and remote communities across Canada.
Earlier this month, the Government announced similar funding for bringing improved, high-speed internet access to Manitoba’s 16 rural communities.
Canada’s next federal election is on October 21, 2019.