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.

To bring greater connectivity to the region, SWIFT has awarded 95 contracts totaling $268 million in broadband infrastructure investments to connect more than 60,000 households and businesses across the region to high-speed internet.

PROJECTS

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Project Results

63,254

PREMISES PASSED

4,116

SERVED ROAD KMs

$268M

TOTAL INFRASTRUCTURE INVESTMENT

TRANSFORMING COMMUNITIES

Universal access to high-speed broadband connectivity is fundamental to the continued future prosperity of small and rural communities. Drawing on the strength of the region’s collective voice, SWIFT will bring fast, reliable internet service to more than 345 communities across Southwestern Ontario by 2023.

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

$131

Private Sector
Service Provider

$24

Municipal

$282M

Total Project Budget

Through the program’s competitive procurement process, SWIFT has increased the project’s total infrastructure investment spend by 36% to deliver an additional $73 million in broadband internet improvements above and beyond its initial targeted investment goal.

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

$131

Private Sector Service Provider

$24

Municipal

$282M

Total Project Budget

Through the program’s competitive procurement process, SWIFT has increased the project’s total infrastructure investment spend by 36% to deliver an additional $73 million in broadband internet improvements above and beyond its initial targeted investment goal.