Minister Erin O'Toole announces major investment that will bring fast, reliable, fibre-to-the-home Internet services to over 800 homes in Scugog
June 25, 2015 – Port Perry, 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 Erin O'Toole, Minister of Veterans Affairs and Member of Parliament for Durham, today announced that the Harper Government will provide $1,879,805 to Eccentric Artists Technical Services Ltd., a local Internet service provider, to connect approximately 820 homes in Scugog to fibre Internet services.
The fibre infrastructure project is expected to be completed by November 2016, delivering average Internet speeds of 10 megabits per second (Mbps), twice 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.
By Canada's 150th birthday in 2017, over 98 percent of Canadian households will be able to subscribe to new or improved high-speed Internet services, delivering on the Harper Government's commitment to rural Canadians.
Office of the Minister of Industry