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Request for Proposal Issued

Issues RFP

SWIFT will issue Requests for Proposals (RFPs) for eligible funding areas for each county in Southwestern Ontario, including Niagara and Caledon

Proposal Development

Receive Proposals

Service providers design and submit network proposals for the construction of new broadband infrastructure capable of providing 50/10 service or better in eligible funding areas.

Evaluation and Assessment

Review Proposals

A team consisting of SWIFT staff and one municipal representative will review all eligible proposals. Eligible proposals will then be evaluated against the assessment criteria set out in the RFP to ensure funding is awarded to projects that maximize the reach of high-speed connectivy to underserviced communities.

Approved Projects

Award Contracts

Once proposals are selected and contracts are awarded the Ontario Government will announce all successful projects, including construction timelines.

Final Outcome


Network build is complete delivering high-speed internet to many more rural areas to help grow businesses and connect people to online resources, services, friends and family.