Over $13 million investment to bring high-speed internet access to Eastern Ontario communities

MPP Fullerton: West Carleton communities to receive reliable high-speed internet

Dunrobin — All Canadians need reliable and affordable high-speed Internet, no matter where they live. The governments of Canada and Ontario are taking action to bring high-speed internet access to unserved and underserved communities.

Today, the federal and provincial governments announced an investment of over $13 million for Bell Canada to bring high-speed internet access to more than 6,400 homes and businesses in the communities of Arnprior, Braeside, Burnstown, Carp, Constance Bay, Dunrobin, Fitzroy Harbour, Glasgow Station, Kinburn, Marathon Village, and White Lake.

For local MPP Dr. Merrilee Fullerton this is the end result of more than 4 years of work to bring high-speed Internet to West Carleton. It is one of the priority objectives of the MPP’s Kanata-Carleton High Tech and Business Initiative.

At the announcement in Dunrobin MPP Fullerton commented, “Reliable, quality internet service is essential for business and home-based employees, and it is tremendous that West Carleton will now be able to depend on high-speed internet.”

This project is part of an existing partnership between Ontario and Canada. On July 29, 2021, the governments announced their partnership to support large-scale, fibre-based projects that will provide high-speed internet access to more than 280,000 households and businesses across the province. This historic agreement was made possible by a joint federal-provincial investment totaling more than $1.2 billion.

Today’s announcement brings Ontario closer to achieving its goal of making high-speed internet accessible in every community across the province by the end of 2025.

Quick Facts

  • On July 29, 2021, a Canada-Ontario broadband partnership was announced. This agreement will bring high-speed Internet access to more than 280,000 households across Ontario with a total investment of more than $1.2 billion, co-funded equally by both levels of government.
  • The Ontario government is investing nearly $4 billion to bring access to reliable high-speed internet to every community across the province by the end of 2025. This is the largest single investment in high-speed internet, in any province, by any government in Canadian history.
  • As of February 2023, Ontario has finalized agreements of more than $2.2 billion for nearly 200 high-speed internet and cellular projects across the province.

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