By Laura Steiner, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter
Rural Ontario is getting more funding for wireless Internet projects. 310 households in Flamborough, and Limehouse will soon be able to access stable wireless Internet.
“The pandemic has shown us how essential high-speed Internet access is for school, work, tele-health and our daily lives,” Milton Member of Parliament (MP) Adam van Koeverden said. The investment comes from the Universal Broadband Fund (UBF) Rapid response stream.
“Through the Universal Broadband fund, the Government of Canada has committed over $2.6 billion to date to connect rural Canadians to better, faster Internet,” Rural Economic Development Gudie Hutchings said. The funding amounts to a total of $123,400 overall.
- Flamborough is to get one project for: $39,400
- Limehouse will get $84,00 for one project
The Trudeau government hopes to see 98% of Canadians connected to high-speed Internet by 2026.