Two Rural Communities in Alberta to Get Faster Internet Says Federal Government

According to Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada (ISED), two rural Alberta communities will soon get faster internet, with a partnership with GPNetworks.

Bernadette Jordan, Minister of Rural Economic Development, announced $472,438 in funding to have GPNetworks setup high-speed internet in La Place and Valhalla Centre, in Grand Prairie, Alberta.

“Broadband Internet service is key for the prosperity of rural Canadian communities. This project will allow residents in these two communities in the county of Grand Prairie, Alberta, to be better connected to friends, family, school and businesses, as well as have better access to online services and tools,” said Jordan, in a press release.

According to the federal government, “high-speed Internet access is essential for Canadians in rural and remote communities to thrive in the digital economy,” part of their High-Speed Access for All: Canada’s Connectivity Strategy.

“We look forward to partnering with Connect to Innovate to bring high-speed Internet to La Glace, Valhalla and surrounding areas, which so far have been underserved,” said Kobus De Jager, President and CEO, GPNetworks.