Ontario Premier Doug Ford announced on Wednesday that his government is investing a $150 million in funding to improve broadband and cellular connectivity in Ontario.
Ford said this money will go directly to expanding broadband and cellular access to more families and businesses in rural Ontario.
Ford added that his government is partnering with municipalities, Indigenous communities and private sectors to deliver those critical projects.
However, the premier called on the federal government for support and to “deliver on its commitment” to broadband accessibility, because “we can’t do it alone.”
The new Improving Connectivity in Ontario, or ICON, program, when leveraged, has the potential to result in an investment of up to $500 million in total partner funding to improve connectivity in underserved and unserved areas.
Ontario reported 338 new COVID-19 cases and 9 deaths on Wednesday, bringing the total number of cases to 29,047.
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