(Lambton County, ON) September 23, 2022 – SWIFT today announced high-speed internet service is now available to an additional 1,300 homes and businesses in Lambton County.
“Having access to a strong reliable broadband connection is vital in today’s highly connected digital world in which internet plays a role in just about every ordinary day-to-day activity,” said Barry Field, Executive Director, SWIFT. “With the construction of broadband infrastructure now complete on two additional SWIFT funded projects in Lambton County, we are proud to work alongside Execulink Telecom to provide an additional 1,300 homes and businesses with access to seamless high-speed connectivity.”
As part of SWIFT’s Southwestern Ontario broadband expansion plan, Execulink Telecom has completed the construction of two high-speed fibre-optic projects to bring greater connectivity to the municipalities of Plympton- Wyoming and Lambton Shores. In total more than 130 kilometres of fibre cabling was laid to provide many more residents living and working in the communities of Ravenswood, Gustin Grove, Cedar Point, Glendale Beach, Hillsborough Beach, Highland Glen, Thedford, Springvale and Jura with access to fast reliable broadband service.
“Our government is getting it done and delivering on its 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 Lambton County that connect more communities to high-speed internet, are crucial to building a stronger Ontario. We’re helping families and farmers stay in touch with loved ones, enabling them to access supports, while providing a much-needed boost to the local economy.”
“The completion of these two projects is fantastic news for local residents and businesses,” said Lambton County Warden Kevin Marriott. “These projects have made a significant impact on addressing the need for high-speed internet throughout the County. Demand continues to grow, and the County is thrilled to be a part of bringing these projects to life.”
Residents located within the SWIFT funded project areas that are interested in subscribing to high-speed internet can now sign up with Execulink Telecom to receive fibre-optic connectivity to their homes and businesses.
“We are proud to now provide Fibre to the communities of Highland Glen and Bosanquet in Lambton County. Lambton County is one of the two areas where we started – serving the region with telecom services for more than 115 years. As well, our nearby office in Thedford is easily accessible to this area! Execulink provides the Internet speed and reliability that only Fibre can offer and the awesome customer experience that local residents and businesses deserve,” said Ian Stevens, CEO, Execulink Telecom.
To learn more about Execulink Telecom’s high-speed internet services, please visit www.execulink.ca or call 1.866.706.1991.
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.
For additional information on SWIFT funded projects, please visit: www.swiftruralbroadband.ca/projects
- SWIFT, in partnership with the federal and provincial governments and private sector investors, has committed a combined investment of $18.8 million to bring high-speed internet service to approximately 5,045 underserved homes and businesses throughout Lambton 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 42 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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