Tuesday, August 3, 2021

Broadband contract begins in Simcoe County

Construction has begun to deliver broadband internet connections to rural parts of Simcoe County.

The federal and provincial governments are each contributing $9 million to this project for the townships of Clearview, Adjala-Tosorontio, Essa, Springwater, Oro-Medonte, Tiny, Tay, Severn, Ramara and the Towns of Midland, Penetanguishene, Innisfil and the community of New Lowell.


"We invested to connect nearly 400,000 households by 2023 through the Connect to Innovate program,” said Maryam Monsef, Ontario Minister of Women and Gender Equality and Rural Economic Development.

 “Work is underway every day and in the next 18 months, we will connect 250,000 of these households.”