The Canada–Quebec Operation High-Speed project has today announced a joint $50.1 million investment to bring high-speed Internet services to 6,930 households in the Centre-du-Québec region by September 2022.
The projects funded under Canada–Quebec Operation High Speed are a key part of the digital shift in Quebec and will promote access to telemedicine, distance learning, entertainment, online shopping, and more.
For the deployment of high-speed Internet services in the Centre-du-Québec region, internet service provider Sogetel will receive $24.2 million to provide coverage to 4,330 households. The total value of the project is $33 million.
Similarly, broadband internet service provider Cogeco will receive $14.4 million to connect 2,600 households, for a project with a total value of $ 17.1 million.
“It is with great pleasure that I join my colleagues in participating in this important announcement for Center-du-Québec. Thanks to the partnership agreement with Sogetel and Cogeco, it will be possible to deploy infrastructures that will guarantee access to high-speed Internet services. We are investing heavily to allow Quebec to be the leader in connectivity.” – Gilles Bélanger, Parliamentary Assistant to the Premier (high-speed Internet)
Last month, the federal government and Quebec announced the joint project would spend $96 million to expand high speed internet in the province.