Feds and Xplornet to Bring High-Speed Internet to 1,020 Homes in Mauricie Region
As part of the Canada–Quebec Operation High Speed project, a joint investment of $5.73-million has been announced to bring high-speed Internet services to 1,020 households in the Mauricie region by September 2022. The $9.55-million project will be implemented by Xplornet.
The investments announced will accelerate the deployment of reliable, high-performance infrastructure in the urban agglomeration of La Tuque, including La Bostonnais, La Tuque, and Lac-Édouard.
Over the next few months, Xplornet will take an inventory of the targeted regions to ensure that no household will be left without service.
“The people of the Mauricie region, as in other Quebec regions, absolutely need reliable connectivity,” said Minister of Innovation François-Philippe Champagne. “The COVID-19 crisis has shown the importance of having access to broadband digital services.”
“The investments will help create sustainable jobs and a dynamic economy, which will benefit all of Quebec. Xplornet supports the governments of Canada and Quebec in their commitment to quickly connect all Quebec homes, and we are very proud to be a part of this important historic effort. We look forward to starting work in the Mauricie region.” — Charles Beaudet, Xplornet’s Vice-President, Quebec
Operation High Speed is a joint initiative of the governments of Canada and Quebec, which will give Quebec the highest connectivity rate in Canada at 99%.