North Frontenac Telephone Company (NFTC) completes the construction of a $4.1 million fibre-to-the-home network in Dufferin County.
(Dufferin County, ON) August 19, 2022– SWIFT today announced high-speed fibre-optic internet service is now available to an additional 638 homes and businesses in Dufferin County.
“SWIFT is proud to partner with NFTC on this very important project as we continue our efforts to expand broadband service throughout Dufferin County and across Southwestern Ontario,” said Barry Field, Executive Director, SWIFT. “The newly establish broadband infrastructure will now provide many more residents living and working in Dufferin County with access to high-speed fibre-optic connectivity to support today’s digital requirements and tomorrow’s future needs.”
In partnership with SWIFT, NFTC has completed construction of a 62-kilometre fibre-optic network in the municipalities of Amaranth and Mono to bring high-speed internet connectivity to many more residents located in the communities of Laurel, Camilla and Salem.
“Our government is getting it done and delivering on our commitment to provide access to high-speed internet throughout rural Ontario,” said Lisa Thompson, Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs. “Projects like these in Dufferin County that connect more communities to high-speed internet, are crucial to building a stronger Ontario by helping families and farmers stay in touch with loved ones, enabling them to access supports, while providing a much-needed boost to the local economies.”
Residents located within the SWIFT funded project area that are interested in subscribing to the newly available service can now sign up with NFTC to receive fibre-optic connectivity to their homes and businesses.
To learn more about NFTC’s high-speed internet service, please visit www.nftctelecom.com or call 1.888.638.3575.
For additional information on SWIFT funded projects, please visit: www.swiftruralbroadband.ca/projects
Today’s announcement is part of SWIFT’s $268 million regional broadband expansion plan that will bring high-speed internet service to more than 63,000 homes and businesses throughout Southwestern Ontario.
- SWIFT, in partnership with the federal and provincial governments and private sector investors, has committed a combined investment of $10.4 million to bring high-speed internet service to 1,852 underserved homes and businesses throughout Dufferin County.
- In total, SWIFT has awarded 97 contracts to support the expansion of broadband infrastructure throughout Southwestern Ontario to bring more than 63,000 homes and businesses across the region improved access to high-speed internet. Local projects are underway, with 51 projects in the construction phase and 40 projects completed.
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 improve access to broadband services across the region.
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