Government of Canada is taking immediate action by investing more than $1.5 million in funding for Island Telecom and Xplornet to bring high-speed Internet to over 1,000 homes in rural Prince Edward Island

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On June 2, 2022, the Honourable Gudie Hutchings, Minister of Rural Economic Development, announced the following Universal Broadband Fund (UBF) projects:

Communities that will have access to High-speed internet
Internet service provider UBF funding Communities to benefit Estimated number of homes with increased access to high-speed Internet
Island Telecom $445,395 Freetown, Lower Freetown, South Freetown, Newton, North Bedeque 150
Island Telecom $247,485 Union Road, Brackley, Clinton, Norboro, Springfield, Kensington 106
Xplornet $884,000 Anglo Tignish, Annandale, Arlington, Belfast, Belle River, Burton, Cable Head East, Cable Head West, Campbellton, Cape Wolfe, Cap-Egmont, Central Kildare, Chepstow, East Point, Farmington, Flat River, Forest Hill, Gaspereaux, Georgetown Royalty, Goose River, Grahams Road, Granville, Harmony, Head of Cardigan, Kildare Capes, Long River, Milltown Cross, Millvale, New London, North Enmore, Park Corner, Poplar Point, Portage, Rock Barra, Seacow Pond, Springhill, St. Margarets, St. Marys Road, St. Patricks, St. Peters Harbour, St. Chrysostome, Victoria West, Waterford, West St. Peters, Wood Islands 790
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