High-speed internet being extended to hundreds of homes in rural Milton


Published March 16, 2023 at 12:04 pm

Nearly 300 homes in rural Milton will be getting reliable, affordable high-speed internet, thanks to funding from the federal and provincial governments.

Milton MP Adam van Koeverden and Milton MPP Parm Gill, announced nearly $2.4 million in combined federal-provincial funding for Cogeco Connexion to bring high-speed internet access to up to 299 homes in Campbellville.

“Access to internet has never been more important. That is why our government is collaborating with Cogeco on this project and contributing to the nearly $2.4 million in combined funding to bring reliable high-speed internet access to up to 299 homes in Campbellville,” said van Koeverden.

The project, announced at Milton Public Library today (March 16), is part of an existing partnership between Ontario and Canada. In 2021, the governments announced a Canada–Ontario broadband partnership to support large-scale, fibre-based projects that will provide high-speed internet access to more than 280,000 households across the province.

This agreement was made possible by a joint federal-provincial investment totalling more than $1.2 billion.

“This will help build a stronger Ontario for families, workers and businesses and is part of our government’s comprehensive plan to ensure that no community will be left behind in today’s digital world,” said Gill.

Today’s announcement builds on the federal governments progress toward ensuring 98 per cent of Canadians have access to high-speed internet by 2026, and 100 per cent by 2030.

The announcement also brings the Government of Ontario closer to achieving its goal of bringing reliable high-speed internet access to every community across the province by the end of 2025.

“At Cogeco, we truly believe in connecting, supporting and investing in our communities. This project is very special to us, as it is right in our Ontario head office community of Halton Region. We are pleased to contribute to the local economy and drive growth in the region,” said Matt Wickham, Cogeco vice president.

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