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Ag in brief: Boosted internet access in Essex County

December 18, 2023  By Drainage Contractor

The governments of Canada and Ontario are investing over $5.3 million to bring reliable high-speed internet to 3,587 families, farms, and businesses in Essex County.

The federal and provincial governments have partnered with Southwestern Integrated Fibre Technology (SWIFT) Inc. to provide residents in the communities of Edgars, Gesto, Marshfield, Pleasant Valley, Arner, East Harrow, Ambassador Beach, Levergood Beach, Belcreft Beach, Comet, Seymour Beach, Lypps Beach, Mount Carmel, Wigle, Blytheswood, Oakland and Staples with access to broadband infrastructure that will enable high-speed internet service.

This announcement marks the completion of two more projects under SWIFT. More than $255 million has been invested by the governments of Canada and Ontario and the private sector to bring high-speed internet access to more than 63,000 homes and businesses in Southwestern Ontario through SWIFT by the end of 2023.


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