The Ontario government is bringing high-speed internet access to up to 266,000 unserved and underserved homes and businesses, marking another milestone in its plan to help connect every corner of the province by the end of 2025.
The province has signed agreements with eight internet service providers to bring access to as many as 339 municipalities across Ontario. The internet service providers are part of Ontario’s historic investment of nearly $4 billion to bring access to reliable high-speed internet across the province.
“This competitive process is the first of its kind in Canada and has led to an unprecedented market response and commitment to deliver high-speed internet connections to communities that have been left underserved until now,” said Michael Lindsay, President and CEO of Infrastructure Ontario. “We at Infrastructure Ontario are proud to help create a connected, modern and competitive Ontario.”
Upgrades in the Windsor-Essex County region will be carried out by Xplornet Communications Inc.
Ontario’s high-speed internet initiatives will help ensure that every home and business, in every community, can participate in today’s economy. It will also help create the conditions for economic and fiscal growth, while protecting progress made.
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