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

KAWARTHA LAKES – 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 thousands of households in 33 communities across Haliburton Kawartha Lakes-Brock. As part of this investment, Kawartha Lakes will receive nearly $2 million in partnership with Cogeco to deliver high-speed internet to hundreds of homes in 12 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 Kawartha Lakes 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 between Bell, Cogeco, 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.

“Getting access to high-speed internet for our rural residents and businesses has always been a top priority for the City of Kawartha Lakes. This funding from the Ontario government is a great start in making that happen. Adding high-speed internet to our smaller, more rural communities can be a big equalizer for residents and businesses in those areas,” said Kawartha Lakes Mayor Andy Letham.

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.

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Internet service providerCombined provincial and federal fundingCommunities to benefitNumber of households to be servedProject Completion Date
Cogeco Connexion Inc.Up to $1,931,158Greenhurst-Thurstonia, Omemee, Pleasant Point836March 2024
Bell CanadaUp to $23,742,228Alpine 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, Youngstown6,591March 2025
Bell CanadaUp to $30,764,039Alpine 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 Guilford9,329December 2025

Media Contact

Thomas Coté
Legislative Affairs Advisor
Office of Laurie Scott, M.P.P.
Haliburton – Kawartha Lakes – Brock
Office: (416) 325-0277