Government of Canada stepping up to help extend fibre optics into rural areas…

Excerpt from Fibre Systems story…

The Government of Canada investment is investing $8.5m in fibre to help residents of rural areas access high-speed internet.

The funding was announced by Pablo Rodriguez, Leader of the Government in the House of Commons and Quebec Lieutenant, on behalf of Maryam Monsef, Minister for Women and Gender Equality and Rural Economic Development. The funding will be made available via the Connect to Innovate program, which aims to invest $585m by 2023 to bring high-speed connections to 975 rural and remote communities.

The most recent funding will be allocated to three projects, with $1,015,368 for two of those for provider, Télébec to use fibre optic technology to provide high-speed internet in the community of Belcourt, located northeast of Val-d’Or, and in the area of Launay in the Abitibi Regional County Municipality. The third will see $7,500,000 for Telus to provide fibre to 18 communities North-west of Baie-Comeau.

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