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

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

With support from Ontario's Rural Connections Broadband Program, this project will provide Tillsonburg's industrial park and 600 businesses as well as residents and 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 $487,167 to the Tillsonburg project through the Rural Connections Broadband Program.
  • 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

“The construction of a broadband network will help Tillsonburg businesses and industry improve their operations and the services they offer. High-speed connectivity is critical to attracting new businesses and residents to our town. We are excited about this opportunity and look forward to working with our partners, OMAFRA, Packet-Tel Corp and INS Consulting, who are making significant cash and in-kind contributions to the project.”

John Lessif

Mayor of Tillsonburg

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