The federal government is investing more than $ 1.3 million to bring high-speed Internet to parts of Burlington, Ontario.
Standard Broadband will receive the funds to connect 329 homes in Zimmerman and the surrounding areas north of Burlington.
The funding comes from the Universal Broadband Fund, which was launched in November 2020 and included the rapid response stream, which includes $ 150 million immediately available in funds for out-of-the-box projects.
“Here at Standard Broadband we are very excited to bring our fiber to the home network to more than 300 rural homes and businesses in Burlington,” said Tom Williams, CEO of Standard Broadband. in a sentence.
“Through the partnership of the Universal Broadband Fund, the community will have access to a network that will not only meet current demands, but will also remain scalable as bandwidth requirements grow in the future.”
Earlier this year, the government allocated another $ 1 billion under the 2021 Budget for the Universal Broadband Fund, now $ 2.75 billion.
The fund aims to help ensure that 98 percent of Canadians are connected to high-speed internet by 2026 and 100 percent by 2030.