Vidéotron is receiving $ 19.7 million in funding to bring high-speed internet to the Capitale-Nationale region of Quebec.
The project aims to bring connectivity to 5,320 homes in the region by September next year. Funding is provided under the Operation High Speed initiative of the federal and Quebec governments.
The government notes that over the next few months, Vidéotron will conduct an inventory of the target regions to ensure that no household is left without service.
“Vidéotron is proud to have been chosen to connect these homes in the region to high-speed internet,” Quebecor CEO Pierre Karl Péladeau said in a Press release.
“Thanks to the investment announced today, the entire Capitale-Nationale region will now have access to high-speed internet.”
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.
Through Operation High Speed, the two levels of government expect to reach 100 percent of the province’s homes by September 2022.