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Province Funds High Speed Connections For 843 Households In PSM

Posted: 2021-07-27 07:23:47 By: thebay

Yesterday, Norm Miller MPP for Parry Sound Muskoka applauded the announcement of an investment of $14.7 million to improve access to high-speed internet in unserved and underserved communities across the province.

Locally the Township of Muskoka Lakes and Georgian Bay Township have received a provincial investment of up to $762,995.57 to connect a total of 843 households in the Parry Sound–Muskoka region.

Miller says “It is another step closer to achieving our government’s goal to connect every person in Ontario to high-speed internet by 2025.  Throughout the pandemic the fact that internet is an essential service was highlighted repeatedly.  In the past, a lack of access to high-speed internet has been a barrier for members of our community.  I am pleased to see that this investment will improve high-speed internet for 843 households in our region,” he said.