The provincial government has announced millions of dollars in funding for an internet service provider to expand high-speed internet access in the Leeds-Grenville area.
Xplornet Communications, a company based out of New Brunswick that specializes in providing internet access to rural communities, is one of eight ISPs selected by the province to bring high-speed internet to 339 municipalities.
“Our government is ensuring every community in Ontario has access to reliable high-speed internet,” says Minister of Infrastructure Kinga Surma. “We are making tremendous progress towards building a stronger Ontario, where everyone will have access to health services, be able to work and learn online, participate in the agriculture sector, while also helping to create jobs and invest in the future of our province, today and for generations to come.”
According to the announcement, Xplornet is expected to expand its services across all municipalities in the United Counties of Leeds and Grenville and dozens of other communities across Ontario. It’s estimated to receive a total of $240-million in funding, and bring high-speed internet to more than 54,000 homes.
Other companies receiving funding include Bell, Rogers and Cogeco. You can read the full list of companies and municipalities here.