Over $40M going towards faster, more reliable broadband throughout Simcoe County

Funding going towards six projects connecting tens of thousands of residents

The ink is dry on a deal that would see over $40 million in broadband infrastructure built throughout Simcoe County.

Southwestern Integrated Fibre Technology (SWIFT) announced today it has awarded $41.1 million in funding to support six fibre-to-the-home projects across Simcoe County, connecting some 13,000 households and businesses to better, faster internet.

“As a region with a diverse range of rural and urban communities, access to reliable, high-speed connectivity is essential, particularly during the COVID-19 pandemic as many of our businesses and residents are adapting to a new virtual environment,” said Warden George Cornell. “We are grateful to the Federal and Provincial governments, as well as our future private-sector partners, for their generous investment in expanding broadband connectivity in our region.”

SWIFT is a non-profit regional broadband project initiated by the Western Ontario Wardens’ Caucus to subsidize the construction of high-speed broadband networks throughout Southwestern Ontario.