Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau

Trudeau directs connection of all Canadians to reliable, high-speed Internet

*This $1.75billion infrastructure investment will connect 98 percent of Canadians across the country to high-speed Internet by 2026, with the goal of connecting all Canadians by 2030, says Justin Trudeau, Canadian Prime Minister

Isola Moses | ConsumerConnect

As the global world continues to battle with the devastating COVID-19 pandemic, the Canadian Government has said that all Canadians need to rely on the Internet to help connect them to work, school, government resources, and loved ones.

Justin Trudeau, Canadian Prime Minister, in a recent statement released in Ottawa, Ontario, and made available to ConsumerConnect disclosed that it is how “grandparents visit with their grandchildren, students communicate with their teachers and classmates, and businesses continue to sell their products during the pandemic.”

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Trudeau noted, however, that as many communities across Canada still do not have the infrastructure needed to connect us to one another, “the Government of Canada is working to ensure all Canadians have access to fast and reliable Internet, no matter where they live.”

ConsumerConnect reports the Prime Minister November 9, 2020, had announced an investment of $1.75 billion to help connect Canadians to high-speed Internet across the country, grow businesses, and create jobs.

According to Trudeau, this investment will connect 98 percent of Canadians across the country to high-speed Internet by 2026, with the goal of connecting all Canadians by 2030.

The statement noted that the funding announced originally in Budget 2019 as $1 billion, latest additional funding of $750 million for the Universal Broadband Fund will help advance projects with partners, like the Canada Infrastructure Bank, to connect Canadian households and businesses in underserved communities over the next six years.

He stated: “This includes a $150 million Rapid Response Stream with an accelerated application process to allow shovel-ready projects to get started right away… with the announcement, our government has made $6.2 billion available for universal broadband since 2015.”

The Prime Minister likewise announced an agreement of $600 million with Canadian satellite company Telesat to improve connectivity and expand high-speed Internet coverage to the far north, rural, and remote regions across Canada, through low-earth-orbit satellite capacity.

“Announcement is the largest one-time Federal investment in broadband and will make a real difference in the lives of Canadians and businesses across the country.

“It will support Canadians living in rural, remote, and northern communities and move forward the Government’s commitment to create over one million jobs.

“As we work to rebuild from the pandemic, the Government of Canada will continue to make investments in infrastructure to build strong communities and a more competitive and resilient Canada for everyone,” said Trudeau.

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