Ottawa/Queen's Park



internetThere is a lot of reaction to the recent announcement of the 180 million dollar investment into highspeed internet access to rural Ontario.

Larry Miller, Member of Parliament for Bruce-Grey-Owen Sound, issued the following statement following the recent announcement from the Government of Canada and Government of Ontario for the SWIFT broadband internet initiative.

"The SWIFT initiative is an important project for Bruce-Grey-Owen Sound and I am very pleased to see that it has received this funding. I have been a long-time advocate of investment in rural broadband services and support any and all initiatives that seek to provide these important services to residents of Bruce-Grey-Owen Sound. I have supported this initiative from its inception and continue to do so. The SWIFT initiative is also supported by a number of local governments and will surely benefit Southwestern Ontario. With technology advancing every day it is vital that rural residents have access to services that are readily available in urban areas."

Bruce-Grey-Owen Sound MPP Bill Walker made the following statement:

"This is good news for Bruce-Grey-Owen Sound. I along with the local mayors, the county representatives, the CAOs and the Chamber have been advocating for Broadband investment for a long time. The people in Bruce-Grey-Owen Sound want and need stronger investments in broadband Internet and telecommunications so they can enjoy the same economic and social level playing field as their urban counterparts. This investment will help to create and sustain jobs and ensure our communities are economically viable going forward."

source: media releases, Bruce-Grey-Owen Sound MP Larry Miller and MPP Bill Walker


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