Wednesday, July 24, 2019

Ford, feds, both promise improved internet

On Tuesday, both the Ontario and federal governments announced commitments to improve internet services for rural areas.

Bernadette Jordan, federal Minister of Rural Economic Development, released Rural Opportunities, National Prosperity concurrently with High-Speed Access for All: Canada’s Connectivity Strategy.

And she repeated the government promise to invest $1.7 billion over 13 years.

And Ontario Premier Doug Ford announced $315 million to be spent over the next five years on its Broadband and Cellular Action Plan.