Vidéotron is receiving $ 4.23 million in funding to bring high-speed internet to the RCM of La Haute-Côte-Nord in Quebec.
The project aims to bring connectivity to 300 households in the region by September 2022. Funding is provided under the Operation High Speed initiative of Quebec and the federal governments.
The investment will accelerate the deployment of infrastructure in Les Bergeronnes, Les Escoumins, Sacré-Cœur and Tadoussac.
Over the next few months, Vidéotron will inventory target regions to ensure no home is left without service.
“The pandemic has shown us how essential high-speed Internet access has become for our communities, not only to bring people together virtually but also to work, study and do business,” said Minister of National Revenue Diane Lebouthillier in a Press release.
“We are proud to be involved in this important project and we will continue to invest and partner with the Government of Quebec to ensure that every home has high-speed Internet access.”
The High Speed Operation aims to ensure connectivity for 150,000 homes through agreements with Bell, Telus, Vidéotron, Xplornet, Sogetel and Cogeco. The project is possible thanks to an investment of $ 826.3 million from the federal and Quebec governments.