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McGuinty Government Helps Rural Families Get Access to High-Speed Internet

High-speed Internet will soon be delivered to Simcoe County, better connecting Simcoe families and the community to new opportunities for economic growth.

High-speed Internet will soon be delivered to Simcoe County, better connecting Simcoe families and the community to new opportunities for economic growth.

With support from Ontario's Rural Connections Broadband Program, this project will provide 5,976 residents, 27 local businesses and 10 public institutions with the infrastructure needed to access high-speed Internet by April 2012.

This will enable the local business community to fully participate in the digital economy, improve public access to online services, and help citizens access economic and social development opportunities.

Investing in local broadband infrastructure is part of the Open Ontario Plan to create jobs and opportunities for rural Ontario.

Quick Facts

  • Ontario is providing up to $688,167 to the townships participating in the Simcoe County project through the Rural Connections Broadband Program.
  • This project is a collaborative effort of the townships of Tiny, Adjala-Tosoronito, Clearview, Essa, Oro-Medonte, Severn and Ramara; and the County of Simcoe.
  • Since 2007, more than 250,000 rural Ontarians have access to a high-speed network, and that number will grow to one million once all projects are completed.
  • Broadband combines telecommunications infrastructure and service to deliver more Internet information at speeds far greater than dial-up service.

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“The McGuinty government is working to build partnerships that help bring vital health, education and business services to Ontarians living in rural and remote communities. We are proud to invest in projects that support our province's economy and help our rural communities prosper.”

Carol Mitchell

Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs

“This is great news for the Township of Tiny and its municipal partners of Adjala-Tosoronito, Clearview, Essa, Oro-Medonte, Severn and Ramara, and for the County of Simcoe. The construction of a broadband network will help residents and local businesses leverage all of the benefits of having access to affordable high-speed internet. This project has been identified as an integral part of our economic action initiative for North Simcoe.”

Ray Millar

Mayor of the Township of Tiny

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