Wednesday, October 28

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Ontario government opens applications for funding program to expand broadband access

The Ontario government has opened up applications for its ‘Improving Connectivity for Ontario’ program to expand access to broadband and cell service. The $150 million funding program is designed to help drive economic investment and job creation across the province, while also allowing more people to work from home and conduct online learning. Areas across the province that don’t meet the national standards for broadband speeds will be eligible for funding. “Up to 12 percent of households in the province – mostly in rural, remote or northern areas – don’t have adequate broadband service, according to the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission,” the government stated in a news release. The government is invit...