Essex County residents and businesses will soon have high-speed internet access

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A new infrastructure network is currently being created in Stony Point, Ontario, to bring high speed internet to Essex County.

It will connect 945 residential homes, farms and businesses to internet services by May 2022. The move will help community members grow their businesses and create new jobs.

“Our government has made high-speed Internet access a top priority for rural Ontario and we are delivering on that commitment,” said Lisa Thompson, Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs for the Ontario, in a press release. “Families and businesses in these communities and throughout rural Ontario need these services to do their jobs, whether it’s schoolwork or running a business. It is the type of critical infrastructure that will build Ontario and benefit the entire community.

The initiative is part of the province’s plan to connect all communities in Ontario to broadband internet by the end of 2025. The project costs $ 3.7 million and funding comes from the provincial governments and federal.

Southwestern Integrated Fiber Technology Inc, a non-profit organization, will complete the project. Both governments, as well as the private sector, have already invested over $ 255 million to bring high-speed Internet to southwestern Ontario with the help of this service provider.

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Source: Government of Ontario

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