Federal government allocates thousands to improve internet services in Hearst, Ontario - Bliteoc

Federal government allocates thousands to improve internet services in Hearst, Ontario

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Hundred of households in Hearst, Ontario will soon benefit from improved internet connectivity thanks to a recent announcement made by the federal government.

$763,000 has been allocated to bring high-speed internet to 373 households in the Northern Ontario town.

The funding is coming from the Universal Broadband Fund. The government has dedicated nearly $3 billion towards the fund to support projects bringing high-speed internet to communities in Canada.

131 projects were supported by funding through this stream last year, benefiting 75,000 households in remote communities across Canada.

The recent announcement is part of the government's initiative to ensure 98 percent of residents have access to high-speed internet by 2026 and more announcements are expected.

"We will continue making investments like these in rural and remote communities to help connect every single Canadian to high-speed internet," Gudie Hutchings, Minister of Rural Economic Development, said in a statement.

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Source: Government of Canada

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