Minister of State Holder and MP Armstrong announce major investment that will bring fast, reliable Internet services to 14,000 homes in Nova Scotia
July 7, 2015 – Truro, Nova Scotia
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 Ed Holder, Minister of State (Science and Technology), and Scott Armstrong, Member of Parliament for Cumberland–Colchester–Musquodoboit Valley, announced that the Government of Canada will provide approximately $6 million to Seaside Wireless Communications to bring expanded and improved high-speed Internet services to approximately 14,000 households and businesses in Nova Scotia.
The communities that will benefit under this project include: Pictou, Antigonish, Colchester, Guysborough, Inverness, Cape Breton, Cumberland, Richmond, and Victoria.
The project is expected to be completed by August 2018, delivering average Internet speeds of five megabits per second (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