Affordable high-speed internet will soon be accessible to almost 300 homes in Campbellville, as announced on March 16th by Adam van Koeverden, the Member of Parliament for Milton, and Parm Gill, the Member of Provincial Parliament for Milton. Cogeco Connexion will use approximately $2.4 million in combined federal-provincial funding to provide reliable high-speed internet access to up to 299 homes in the Milton hamlet. According to van Koeverden, access to the internet has never been more critical, and the investment underscores the government's commitment to connecting 98% of Canadians by 2026 and 100% by 2030.
The initiative is part of a pre-existing partnership between Canada and Ontario, which was announced on July 29th, 2021. The collaboration aimed to facilitate large-scale, fibre-based projects that will provide high-speed internet access to more than 280,000 households across the province, with a joint federal-provincial investment totaling more than $1.2 billion.
MPP Gill expressed that expanding high-speed internet access to almost 300 homes and businesses in Campbellville through the nearly $2.4 million combined funding would help create a stronger Ontario for families, workers, and businesses, as well as supporting the government's comprehensive plan to ensure that no community is left behind in today's digital world.
According to recent statistics, 93.5% of Canadian homes currently have access to high-speed internet, or will be covered by a project that is underway. This figure represents a significant increase from just 79% in 2014. The ultimate goal is to provide 98% of Canadians with high-speed internet access by 2026, and 100% by 2030.