SWIFT is pleased to announce the launch of its new website. The new site features improved navigation and functionality aimed to provide users with quick and easy access to project information, announcements and updates.
“SWIFT values the importance of information sharing and with that in mind it was important that our new site be informative, yet user-friendly,” says Barry Field, Executive Director SWIFT. “The simpler design makes it easier to navigate allowing users to find up-to-date information about the initiative and the project’s progress as we continue to improve access to fast and affordable broadband services across the region.”
Acting as a hub for information, the site features new and updated content, including details outlining how SWIFT selects, approves and awards funding subsidies in efforts to expand broadband services in underserved communities throughout Southwestern Ontario.
Focused on developing a user-friendly site, SWIFT has created an interactive mapping tool to provide users with information on projects currently underway. With a click of a button, users can zoom in on the exact location of each project that has been approved for SWIFT funding and input an address to find out if the location is in an approved project area. As well, for each county sub-project, users can view provider details, learn more about the number of premises passed per project area and view details about service timelines.
Residents and business owners are also invited to visit SWIFT’s new resource page to explore our interactive 50/10 service map or help us better understand the long-term economic impacts of broadband investment by taking the Regional and Rural Broadband (R2B2) survey.
The new site is also mobile-friendly and is compatible with all iPhones, iPads and Android based devices to ensure that users can stay informed and up-to-date with SWIFT’s latest news.
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.
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Southwestern Integrated Fibre Technology