SWIFT today announced it has awarded approximately $19 million in provincial and federal funding to significantly increase access to broadband services to more than 10,700 underserved homes and businesses across the counties of Wellington, Norfolk, Lambton and in Kettle and Stony Point First Nation.

The collective investment value of the newly announced projects is approximately $35 million, including over $16 million in contributions from service providers.

Overview:

 

To view a list of SWIFT approved projects, including location details and construction timelines, click here.

About SWIFT

Southwestern Integrated Fibre Technology (SWIFT) is a non-profit regional broadband project initiated by the Western Ontario Wardens’ Caucus to subsidize the construction of high-speed broadband networks across Southwestern Ontario, Caledon and the Niagara Region.

The project was approved for funding up to $127.4 million 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 bring the total project investment to $209 million to improve access to broadband services across the region.

Media Contact:

Melissa O’Brien
melissa.obrien@swiftruralbroadband.ca
Manager, Communications and Stakeholder Relations
Southwestern Integrated Fibre Technology
226.256.1640