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Ag in brief: Canada, Ontario boost internet access in Brant County

December 13, 2023  By Drainage Contractor

The governments of Canada and Ontario are investing more than $3.1 million to bring reliable high-speed internet to 1,639 families, farms and businesses in Brant County.

The federal and provincial governments have partnered with Southwestern Integrated Fibre Technology (SWIFT) Inc. to provide residents in the communities of Harrisburg, Harley, Fairfield Plain, Burtch, Newport and Middleport with access to broadband infrastructure that will enable high-speed internet service.

This announcement marks the completion of one more project under SWIFT and builds on the Ontario government’s plan to get the right infrastructure in the right places – ensuring people can live, work and farm where they want.

“Today, more than ever, Ontario families and businesses rely on reliable and fast internet connectivity,” said Will Bouma, MPP for Brantford-Brant. “Regardless of where you live, accessible broadband is no longer a luxury, but rather a necessity for education, work and everyday business-to-business transactions. I am happy to be part of a government that prioritizes this reality and evens the playing field for many rural communities.”


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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