Government of Canada to Invests over $289,000 in High Speed rural communities

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Ontarians in rural communities to benefit from increased connectivity

OTTAWA, ON, June 9, 2021 /CNW/ – The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted how much we rely on our connections. Now more than ever, Canadians across the country need access to reliable high-speed Internet as many of us are working, learning, and staying in touch with friends and family from home. Right now, too many Canadians living in rural and remote communities lack access to high-speed Internet. Through the Universal Broadband Fund (UBF) Rapid Response Stream, the Government of Canada is taking immediate action to get Canadians connected to the high-speed Internet they need.

Today, Francis Drouin, Member of Parliament for Glengarry–Prescott–Russell, on behalf of the Honourable Maryam Monsef, Minister for Women and Gender Equality and Rural Economic Development, announced over $289,000 in federal funding to bring high-speed Internet to 601 underserved households in the communities of Crysler and St-Albert, Ontario. Bell Canada is investing an additional $867,000 in this project.

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