MP Robert Sopuck announces major investment targeting nearly 10,000 homes in the Parkland region for fast, reliable Internet services
July 29, 2015 – Dauphin, Manitoba – Industry Canada
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, Robert Sopuck, Member of Parliament for Dauphin–Swan River–Marquette, on behalf of the Honourable James Moore, Minister of Industry, today announced the Government of Canada's investment in Manitoba NetSet for high-speed Internet services targeting nearly 10,000 homes in the Dauphin–Swan River–Marquette area.
Under the Connecting Canadians program, Manitoba NetSet will receive up to $9.9 million to provide high-speed Internet services to up to 48,000 households across Manitoba. The broadband infrastructure project is expected to be completed by the end of 2017, delivering Internet speeds of at least 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 Government's commitment to rural Canadians.
Office of the Minister of Industry