Province invests in high-speed Internet for parts of Niagara

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Photo credit: Sam Oosterhoff

The Ontario government is investing more than $ 17 million to bring high-speed Internet to more homes, farms and businesses in eight of Niagara’s municipalities.

More Niagara residents will soon have access to high speed internet.

The province says construction is underway to connect more than 4,800 homes, farms and businesses in Fort Erie, Grimsby, Lincoln, West Lincoln, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Niagara Falls, Pelham and Wainfleet to top Internet service reliable flow by December 2022.

Niagara West MPP Sam Oosterhoff was on hand for today’s announcement in Fenwick.

“Today’s commitment to extend high-speed Internet to Fort Erie, Grimsby, Lincoln, West Lincoln, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Niagara Falls, Pelham and Wainfleet, will soon connect more than 4,800 homes,” farms and businesses to a reliable broadband connection. Internet services in December 2022, ”noted Oosterhoff. “I will continue to work with my colleagues, the Minister and Parliamentary Assistants for Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs, to invest in rural broadband in Niagara.

The $ 17.9 million initiative will build three new infrastructure networks in the region.

The governments of Canada and Ontario, as well as the private sector, have invested more than $ 255 million to provide high-speed Internet access to more than 58,000 homes using integrated fiber optic technology in the Southwest ( SWIFT).

The Ontario government is committed to bringing broadband Internet to all regions by 2025.

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