Up to 482 households in Sagamok-Anishnawbek First Nation will be connected to high-speed Internet thanks to the feds Universal Broadband Fund.
The announcement made yesterday includes over $2 million dollars in funding being awarded to local companies such as Vianet, Blue Sky Net and Bell for the upgrades.
The investment brings high-speed Internet to the First Nation residents, as well as Killarney, Redbridge, and East Ferris.
The money is part of the $1.75 billion dollar investment which the federal government says will connect nearly 98% of all Canadians.
Nickel Belt MP Marc G. Serré made the announcement saying his government will be investing over $2 million because at the heart of driving economic and social prosperity is the requirement of accessible and affordable broadband options for businesses and residents. “Congratulations to all successful applicants and thank you to local Internet service providers for working collaboratively to further connect the North. This is an excellent representation of how the Universal Broadband Fund is getting more shovels in the ground to get priority projects completed!”
Applications to the UBF were accepted until March 15, 2021, and are now being evaluated.