Another Investment in High-Speed Internet For Households Across Haliburton-Kawartha Lakes-Brock
Over $33 Million in Funding Will Connect 11,000 Households Across Haliburton-Kawartha Lakes-Brock To High-Speed Internet
HALIBURTON COUNTY – The Ontario Government, is investing over $30 million as part of a combined $56.4 million funding package that will enable Bell and Cogeco to expand access to reliable high-speed internet for 11,000 households across Haliburton-Kawartha Lakes-Brock. As part of this investment, Haliburton County will receive over $20 million to connect thousands of homes across 16 communities.
“This is great news for our community and for those who have been waiting for high-speed internet connections for several years,” said MPP Laurie Scott, Haliburton-Kawartha Lakes-Brock. “For years I have been working hard to connect the residents of Haliburton County and can’t wait to finally have the residents of our municipalities connected.”
Today’s announcement, which builds on the Ontario government’s $4 billion investment in 2021, brings the government of Ontario one step closer to achieving the Premier’s bold plan of connecting every community in Ontario to high-speed internet by the end of 2025. Through the partnership with Bell and both our Federal and Provincial government’s, we are bringing Ontarians into the 21st Century with access to high-speed internet and look forward to achieving the goals set out by the Premier.
“We are pleased to see the hard work of so many result in reliable broadband infrastructure coming to Haliburton County,” said Warden Liz Danielson. “Access to high-speed internet is essential to allow rural residents, businesses and communities grow and prosper in an increasingly connected world. Businesses need to remain competitive, and the lack of reliable internet should not be a barrier to their success and prosperity. It’s never been more important for people to feel connected digitally with family and friends, and students today rely on the reliable broadband to study in destinations in rural Ontario. This is welcome news and Haliburton County would like to extend a thank you to MPP Laurie Scott and the governments of Ontario and Canada for investing in the success of our community. Building stronger rural communities and laying the foundation for long-term economic growth is what this announcement means to our businesses and residents.”
Our government will continue to ensure that everyone, no matter where you live, can take part, and thrive in a digital world. Not only will expanding high-speed internet access bring people out of the dark, but it will also aid in Ontario’s economic recovery and future growth by creating jobs in local communities.
|Internet service provider||Combined provincial and federal funding||Communities to benefit||Number of households to be served||Project Completion Date|
|Cogeco Connexion Inc.||Up to $1,931,158||Greenhurst-Thurstonia, Omemee, Pleasant Point||836||March 2024|
|Bell Canada||Up to $23,742,228||Alpine Village, Bancroft, Baptiste, Birds Creek, Bridgenorth, Buckhorn, Burleigh Falls, Curve Lake, Detlor, Fife’s Bay, Fort Stewart, Highland Grove, Lakeview Estates, L’Amable, Maple Leaf, Maynooth, McArthurs Mills, Mississagua Landing, Paudash, Youngs Point, Youngstown||6,591||March 2025|
|Bell Canada||Up to $30,764,039||Alpine Village, Bobcaygeon, Bolsover, Burnt River, Carnarvon, Coboconk, Eagle Lake, Fort Irwin, Gooderham, Haliburton, Horseshoe Lake, Ingoldsby, Irondale, Kirkfield, Lakeview Estates, Lochlin, Lutterworth, Minden, Moore Falls, Norland, Peterson Corner, Rosedale, Tory Hill, Victoria Place, Victoria Road, West Guilford||9,329||December 2025|
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Haliburton – Kawartha Lakes – Brock
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