Universal Broadband Fund Rapid Response Stream – Announcement of projects benefitting Ontario rural and Indigenous communities

Backgrounder

On June 23, 2021, the Government of Canada announced 11 projects under the Universal Broadband Fund Rapid Response Stream to bring high-speed Internet to Indigenous communities in rural Ontario. Funding is being allocated as follows:

  • $538,771 for the Anishinaabeg of Kabapikotawangag Resource Council to connect 515 households, of which 382 are Indigenous, in the Wauzhushk Onigum Nation, the Ojibways of Onigaming First Nation, the Big Grassy River First Nation, the Northwest Angle #33 First Nation, Sioux Narrows and the Animakee Wa Zhing 37 First Nation
  • $238,072 for the Asubpeeschoseewagong First Nation (Grassy Narrows First Nation) to connect 223 Indigenous households in the Asubpeeschoseewagong First Nation
  • $14,241 for the Chapleau Ojibwe First Nation to connect 13 households, of which 12 are Indigenous, in the Chapleau Ojibwe First Nation
  • $1,969,330 for the Chippewas of Georgina Island to connect 295 households, of which 294 are Indigenous, on Georgina Island
  • $159,349 for the Iskatewizaagegan #39 Independent First Nation to connect 158 Indigenous households in Kejick Bay
  • $4,981,320 for the Kenora District Services Board to connect 4,200 households, of which 1,166 are Indigenous, in the rural areas near Kenora
  • $365,000 for K-Net to connect 24 households, of which 22 are Indigenous, in the Ojibway Nation of Saugeen
  • $322,400 for K-Net to connect 140 Indigenous households in the Mishkeegogamang Ojibway First Nation
  • $309,888 for K-Net to connect 6 Indigenous households in North Spirit Lake
  • $435,679 for the Pikangikum First Nation to connect 405 Indigenous households in Pikangikum
  • $207,781 for the Pic River Development Corporation to connect 145 Indigenous households in Biigtigong Nishnaabeg (Ojibways of the Pic River First Nation)
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