More high speed internet for local rural areas

By Lindsay Advocate

The Ontario Government, is investing over $30 million as part of a combined $56 million funding package that will enable Bell and Cogeco to expand access to reliable high-speed internet for thousands of households in 33 communities across Haliburton Kawartha Lakes-Brock. As part of this investment, Kawartha Lakes will receive nearly $2 million in partnership with Cogeco to deliver high-speed internet to hundreds of homes in 12 communities.

“This is great news for our community and for those who have been waiting for high-speed internet connections for several years,” said MPP Laurie Scott, Haliburton-Kawartha Lakes-Brock. “For years I have been working hard to connect the residents of Kawartha Lakes and can’t wait to finally have the residents of our municipalities connected.”

Today’s announcement, which builds on the Ontario government’s $4 billion investment in 2021, brings the government of Ontario one step closer to connecting every community in Ontario to high-speed internet by the end of 2025. 

“Getting access to high-speed internet for our rural residents and businesses has always been a top priority for the City of Kawartha Lakes. This funding from the Ontario government is a great start in making that happen. Adding high-speed internet to our smaller, more rural communities can be a big equalizer for residents and businesses in those areas,” said Kawartha Lakes Mayor Andy Letham.

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