Connecting Communities. Transforming Lives.
An investment in digital equality
SWIFT, a regional broadband expansion project initiated by the Western Ontario Wardens’ Caucus and delivered in partnership with member municipalities and the government of Ontario and Canada, is committed to improving access to high-speed internet services across Southwestern Ontario.
Focused on enabling greater digital equality between rural and urban populations, SWIFT subsidizes the construction of open-access high-speed networks to encourage service providers to expand broadband infrastructure in underserved rural areas.
Barry FieldExecutive Director
Jen BroosExecutive Assistant and Office Manager
Melissa O’BrienManager, Communications and Stakeholder Relations
Keith DoucetSenior Network Architect
Kathryn PaquetteProject Manager
Joyce TaylorGIS Specialist
Andy LennoxWellington County
Basil ClarkeSimcoe County
Brian MilneGrey County
Cathy Burghardt-JessonMiddlesex County
Chris GerritsDufferin County
Vice ChairOxford County
David MillerBrant County
Dominique GiguéreElgin County
Jim GinnHuron County
Kevin MarriottLambton County
Luke CharbonneauBruce County
Nick de BoerTown of Caledon
Sue FoxtonRegion of Waterloo
Tom MasschaeleNorfolk County
SWIFT, initiated by the Western Ontario Wardens’ Caucus, was established to strategically leverage public funding to incent broadband expansion across Southwestern Ontario’s underserviced communities.
The project’s governance model was developed to ensure proper oversight of SWIFT’s operational, financial and reporting processes.