A regional broadband project

Southwestern Integrated Fibre Technology (SWIFT) is a non profit municipally-led broadband expansion project created to improve internet connectivity in underserved communities and rural areas across Southwestern Ontario.

SWIFT supports the expansion of broadband infrastructure in areas that do not have access to the CRTC’s Universal Service Objective of 50 Mbps down, 10 Mbps up.

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Project Goals

$209M

Project Budget

50,000

Premises Passed

3,095KM

Fibre Metres Installed

TRANSFORMING COMMUNITIES

Drawing on the strength of the region’s collective voice, SWIFT will oversee a $209 million broadband expansion project to increase access to high-speed connectivity in underserved rural areas across Southwestern Ontario.

SWIFT Project Region

SWIFT, initiated by the Western Ontario Wardens’ Caucus (WOWC), represents the combined connectivity interests of Southwestern Ontario’s 15 upper and single tier municipalities and is supported by Caledon, London, Windsor and Niagara and Waterloo Regions.

15

WOWC
Members

5

Municipal Capital Contributing Members

Sources of Funding

SWIFT was approved for funding under the New Building Canada Fund – Small Communities Fund (NBCF-SCF), a joint federal and provincial infrastructure funding program, and leverages additional funding from municipal partners and private sector investors to support the development of broadband infrastructure in eligible areas across Southwestern Ontario.

$63.7

Federal

$63.7

Provincial

$63.7

Private Sector
Service Provider

$17.6

Municipal

$209M

Total Project Investment

Sources of Funding

SWIFT was approved for funding under the New Building Canada Fund – Small Communities Fund (NBCF-SCF), a joint federal and provincial infrastructure funding program, and leverages additional funding from municipal partners and private sector investors to support the development of broadband infrastructure in eligible areas across Southwestern Ontario.

$63.7

Federal

$63.7

Provincial

$63.7

Private Sector Service Provider

$17.6

Municipal

$209M

Total Project Investment