High-Speed Internet Coming To
November 28, 2008
The County of Grey is among 15 successful municipalities moving forward with plans to build local broadband infrastructure thanks to a partnership with the Ontario government.
The Rural Connections Broadband Program provides funding to help rural municipalities build high-speed Internet projects in their communities. The program's goal is to bring broadband access to rural and remote areas currently under-serviced in southern Ontario.
The province will provide funding for one-third of the approved eligible costs of the project. The Grey County project is eligible for $1 million.
Broadband combines telecommunications infrastructure and service to deliver more Internet information at speeds far greater than dial-up service.
"This announcement will give our businesses, students and teachers, healthcare professionals and citizens the hi-tech tools they need to succeed and do business," said Leona Dombrowsky, Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs. "I am delighted that Grey County and its municipal partners brought forward a successful proposal which shows their commitment to community broadband expansion and to providing their citizens with the best technology possible."
"The news today helps us build a digital highway to everyone living in the area. Formerly under-serviced residents of Grey will have competitive access to world information in a manner that has been available to other areas for some time already," said Warden Kevin Eccles.
About the Rural Connections Broadband Program
For more information, contact:
Sherry Persaud, Minister Dombrowsky's Office, 416-326-6439
Brent Ross, Communications Branch, 416-326-9342
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