Cogeco Connexion completes the construction of a fibre-optic network in the community of Eden Mills.
(Wellington County, ON) February 9, 2022– SWIFT announced today that Cogeco Connexion has completed the construction of a fibre-to-the-home network in Wellington County to bring high-speed internet service to 359 homes in businesses located in the community of Eden Mills.
“With the completion of construction on the newly installed high-speed fibre network in Eden Mills we are pleased to report that service is now live and available across the project’s footprint,” said Barry Field, Executive Director, SWIFT. “Access to reliable internet connectivity is key to future-proofing our region’s economy and together with internet service providers we will continue to work towards expanding broadband service throughout Southwestern Ontario to ensure that residents are able to benefit both locally and globally from increased access to high-speed internet.”
Cogeco Connexion, which was awarded funding through the SWIFT program to support the expansion of broadband infrastructure within the Township of Guelph/Eramosa, is now offering high-speed internet service to residents living in the community of Eden Mills and the surrounding area including parts of Wellington Road 29 and 44, Indian Trail and the Eramosa Milton Townline.
“I have always advocated for better service to rural Ontario. That’s why I am very pleased to announce that broadband will be extended to more rural and small communities here in Perth-Wellington,” said Perth-Wellington MPP Randy Pettapiece, Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs. “Hundreds of families and businesses will benefit from these expansion projects. That’s why I am pleased that our government is helping to build critical infrastructure needed to support communities in Perth and Wellington counties.”
“We are thrilled to see the Cogeco broadband project be completed in the community of Eden Mills. The SWIFT project has brought critical broadband infrastructure to Wellington County residents at a time where access to reliable internet is more important than ever. Broadband infrastructure in Wellington County continues to be an important need for businesses and residents throughout our communities, and we thank SWIFT and Cogeco for the progress that has been made,” said County of Wellington Councillor, George Bridge.
Residents located within the SWIFT funded project area can now sign up with Cogeco Connexion to receive high-speed fibre optic connectivity to their homes and businesses.
“We are proud to be an integral part of our communities and keep them connected for work, school, social, and entertainment needs. Thanks to our partnership with SWIFT, we laid over 17 km of fibre optic cable to bring high-speed Internet to over 300 homes and businesses in Eden Mills with download speeds of up to 1Gbps, which is comparable to what is being offered in major urban centres,” said Matt Wickham, Vice-President and General Manager, Ontario, Cogeco Connexion.
To learn more about Cogeco Connexion’s high-speed internet services, please visit www.cogeco.ca or call 1-866-261-4447.
- SWIFT, in partnership with the federal and provincial governments and private sector investors, has committed a combined investment of $13 million to bring high-speed internet service to 3,085 underserved homes and businesses throughout Wellington 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, including 56 projects in the construction phase and 14 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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