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Canada invests $11 million for high-speed Internet access in Quebec

Canada invests $11 million for high-speed Internet access in Quebec 

A total of $11.1 million will be invested into nearly 800 households in Montmagny RCM as part of the Canada-Quebec Operation High Speed. This will provide households access to Cogeco high-speed internet services by September 2022.

Honourable Diane Lebouthillier, Minister of National Revenue and Member of Parliament for Gaspésie–Les Îles-de-la-Madeleine; Gilles Bélanger, Parliamentary Assistant to the Premier of Quebec (high-speed Internet) and Member of the National Assembly for Orford; Marie-Eve Proulx, Member of the National Assembly for Côte-du-Sud; and Johanne Hinse, General Manager for Quebec and Vice-President of Programming and Community Relations at Cogeco made this announcement just recently.

Cogeco will be receiving a total amount of 10.4 million dollars from the two levels of the government to kickstart the program and deploy high-speed internet access. The project’s total cost amounts to 11.1 million dollars. The following municipalities will receive this infrastructure:

  1. Berthier-sur-Mer
  2. Cap-Saint-Ignace
  3. Lac-Frontière
  4. Montmagny
  5. Notre-Dame-du-Rosaire
  6. Sainte-Apolline-de-Patton
  7. Sainte-Lucie-de-Beauregard
  8. Saint-Fabien-de-Panet
  9. Saint-François-de-la-Rivière-du-Sud
  10. Saint-Just-de-Bretenières
  11. Saint-Paul-de-Montminy
  12. Saint-Pierre-de-la-Rivière-du-Sud

In the next few weeks, Cogeco will start the inventory of the chosen regions to make sure that all the households will be included. 

With the modern times, high-speed internet services are seen as a necessity especially in places like Quebec. To ensure economic and social development, there should be constant access to high-performance, reliable and affordable Internet services. This project will be a vital part of the digital transformation in Quebec which will further access to telemedicine, distance learning, entertainment, and online retail and telework.

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