High-Speed Internet Coming To Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry
McGuinty Government Partners On Local Infrastructure Project
Ontario is helping the United Counties of Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry bring high-speed Internet to residents and businesses.
The United Counties of Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry are one of 14 Ontario municipalities moving forward with plans to build local broadband infrastructure in partnership with the provincial government. The province is providing the counties with $521,458 for this project, through the Rural Connections Broadband Program.
The counties plan to partner with an Internet Service Provider to build the infrastructure and contribute to the project.
The province's Rural Connections Broadband Program helps rural municipalities build high-speed Internet projects in their communities. The program's goal is to bring broadband access to rural and remote areas currently underserved in southern Ontario.
- Today's announcement of 14 new, rural broadband projects brings the total to 47 in less than two years.
- Broadband connectivity delivers more Internet information at speeds far greater than dial-up service.
- In the fall of 2007, 18 projects marked the first wave of broadband infrastructure projects undertaken jointly by rural municipalities and the province. In November 2008, 15 new projects were launched.
“The access to broadband internet will provide tremendous benefits to the operation of our businesses, the education of our children and to our communities in general. This investment will ensure that the residents of this area will have access to the communications technology that can help them remain competitive in this global market.”
“This is a technological leap forward for the people of the area. We have worked extremely hard to produce a strategy that will provide broadband connectivity to the residents of the United Counties.”