Minister Greg Rickford announces major investment that will bring fast, reliable Internet to nearly 2,500 homes in the Kenora District
June 25, 2015 – Kenora, Ontario
Everyday tasks that were once done in person, such as shopping, communicating, learning and banking, are now done online. To help Canadians have better access to these and many other online opportunities, the Honourable Greg Rickford, Member of Parliament for Kenora, Canada's Minister of Natural Resources and Minister for FedNor, today announced that the Harper Government will provide over $2 million to Bell Aliant to connect nearly 2,500 homes in the District of Kenora to fast, reliable Internet services.
The DSL-fibre technology infrastructure project is expected to be completed in part by November 2016 and in full by June 2017, delivering average Internet speeds of 15 megabits per second (Mbps), three times as fast as the national target speed of 5 Mbps.
For Canadians who live in communities with slow or no Internet, access to high-speed services will lead to new economic opportunities and the creation of new jobs, products and services. The following communities in the Kenora District will be served by the new household broadband connections:
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