Paul Lefebvre, Member of Parliament for Sudbury, announced the funding on behalf of Rural Economic Development Minister Maryam Monsef. The government will provide $1.6 million in federal funding for Bell and the project will connect over 684 underserved households to high-speed internet.
“High-speed Internet is essential for Northern Ontario. It connects us to work, school and each other. This project is part of our commitment to connect 98% of households to reliable broadband services by 2026 and 100% of Canadians by 2030. We will not stop this important work until everyone has access to the high-speed Internet they need,” said Lefebvre.
The government launched the UBF on November 9th, 2020. Recently, the government pledged an additional $1 billion to the fund over six years. The total $2.75 billion UBF aims to help connect 98 percent of Canadians to high-speed internet by 2026, with a goal of 100 percent connectivity by 2030.