Through the Universal Broadband Fund’s (UBF) Rapid Response Stream, the Government of Canada has announced an investment of over $1.6 million to bring high-speed Internet to more than 684 underserved households in Northern Ontario.
Paul Lefebvre, Member of Parliament for Sudbury, today announced over $1.6 million in federal funding for Bell, which will bring faster Internet to rural residents of Powassan and Hornell Heights. As part of the funding, Bell will invest an additional $564,478 for the project.
“High-speed Internet is essential for Northern Ontario. It connects us to work, school and each other. This project is part of our commitment to connect 98% of households to reliable broadband services by 2026 and 100% of Canadians by 2030,” said Lefebvre.
“Connecting people in Nipissing-Timiskaming continues to be a high priority. Residents of Powassan and Hornell Heights will soon have access to reliable, high-speed Internet so that they can work, learn and keep in touch with their loved ones from home,” said Anthony Rota, Member of Parliament for Nipissing—Timiskaming.
Since 2015, the government of Canada has invested more than $2.85 billion in over 4,060 infrastructure projects in Ontario communities.