High-Speed Internet Coming To Four Renfrew County Townships
Ontario is helping to bring high-speed Internet to residents and businesses in the Townships of McNab/Braeside, Admaston/Bromley, Greater Madawaska and Horton.
The four townships are among 14 Ontario municipalities moving forward with plans to build local broadband infrastructure in partnership with the provincial government. The province is providing the four townships with $329,106 for this project, through the Rural Connections Broadband Program.
The townships plan to partner with an Internet Service Provider to build the infrastructure and contribute to the project.
The province's Rural Connections Broadband Program helps rural municipalities build high-speed Internet projects in their communities. The program's goal is to bring broadband access to rural and remote areas currently underserved in southern Ontario.
"Since 2007, we have been filling in the broadband
gaps in rural Ontario and turning miles into milliseconds. I am delighted that
these four townships are part of this strategic move. Broadband Internet connects
rural families and businesses with opportunities in commerce, health, education
and community enrichment."
"This is a giant leap forward for the people
of this area. In 2007, our community task force advised Council that access to
broadband would be the single biggest factor to continued economic development.
I am proud that our four townships have been able to partner with the ministry
in addressing this need."
About the Rural Connections Broadband Program.
For more information, contact:
Sherry Persaud, Minister's Office, 416-326-6439
For more information:
Toll Free: 1-877-424-1300
Local: (519) 826-4047